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Senior al-Qaeda militant reportedly killed in Yemen

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Senior al-Qaeda militant reportedly killed in Yemen


A US air strike is said to have killed a senior militant of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.

The SITE Intelligence group quotes Al Qaeda as saying that Nasser bin Ali al-Ansi died in Yemen, along with his eldest son and other fighters.

Ansi issued the group’s claim of responsibility for the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris.

Ansi had appeared in several of the group’s videos. In a message on 14 January, he said of the 7 January attack in Paris that the “one who chose the target, laid the plan and financed the operation is the leadership of the organisation,” without naming an individual.

A week later he called for lone-wolf attacks in Western countries like America, Britain, Canada and France, as such operations were “better and more harmful.”

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