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Senior al-Qaeda figure killed in drone strike in Yemen

A US air strike has reportedly killed a leading member of al-Qaeda in Yemen

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Senior al-Qaeda figure killed in drone strike in Yemen

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A US air strike has reportedly killed a leading member of al-Qaeda in Yemen.

Three other militants are reported to have been killed in the southern province of Shabwa.

The strike with a drone apparently occured on January the 31st.

The dead member is named as Sheikh Harith bin Ghazi al-Nathari.

He is described by the group as al-Qaeda’s legal and religious adviser.

Al-Qaeda in Yemen claimed responsibility for last month’s terrorist attack on the Charlie Hebdo newspaper in Paris.

Reports say three other al-Qaeda militants were killed in a drone attack on Monday in the south of Yemen.

After the attacks in Paris, the US has been working with Yemeni authorities to track down the militants responsible.