Donald Trump takes out another terrorist leader: U.S. kills Al Qaeda’s chief in Yemen in an airstrike after he repeatedly threatened to attack American soil

  • Qassim al-Rimi, 41, was killed in the January strike but officials had been waiting to confirm the information before making public statement 
  • The Yemen branch, Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, has been keen to attack the U.S. and Europe
  • Confirmation of al-Rimi’s death would mean a significant blow for the group
  • In November, CIA personnel learned of al-Rimi’s location from an informant
  • The government then started using surveillance drones to track him, according to an U.S. official who was briefed on the strike

The United States carried out an airstrike in January that killed a leader of Al Qaeda’s affiliate in Yemen after months of tracking him, according to current and former government officials.

Qassim al-Rimi, 41, was killed in the January strike but officials had been waiting to confirm the information before making public statement, the New York Times reports.

The Yemen branch, Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, has been keen to attack the U.S. and Europe. Confirmation of al-Rimi’s death would mean a significant blow for the group.   full story

 

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