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Drone strike kills number two al-Qaida leader of Yemen branch

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Sanaa, Yemen -

A former Guantanamo Bay prisoner and the No. 2 figure in the Yemen-based branch of al-Qaida is dead. An announcement posted on militant websites confirms that Saeed al-Shihri was killed in a U.S. drone strike. Al-Shihri had been reported dead before, but the terror group later denied those reports. His killing is considered a major blow to the Yemen-based al-Qaida branch.

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