A senior Al-Qaeda leader was killed in southern Yemen on Saturday, the Yemeni army said.
SANAA – A senior Al-Qaeda leader was killed in southern Yemen on Saturday, the Yemeni army said.
Abu Islam al-Shishani was killed during a security operation in the southern Abyan province, a Defense Ministry spokesman said.
The spokesman, however, gave no further details.
Yemen has recently started an offensive against Al-Qaeda elements in the southern provinces of Shabwah and Abyan.
The country has been dogged by turmoil since pro-democracy protests in 2011 forced autocratic president Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down after 33 years in power.
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