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Arabian al-Qaeda's number 2 dies in drone strike

Update : 17 Jul 2013, 06:08 AM

A Saudi who was freed by US authorities from detention at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, only to become second-in-command of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), has been confirmed dead, AQAP said on Wednesday.

Said al-Shehri was killed in a US-led drone strike in Yemen, senior AQAP official Ibrahim al-Rubaish said in a video statement posted online. He did not say when the strike occurred.

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