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Senior al-Qaeda militant reportedly killed in Yemen

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By Euronews
Senior al-Qaeda militant reportedly killed in Yemen

<p>A US air strike is said to have killed a senior militant of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. </p> <p>The <span class="caps">SITE</span> Intelligence group quotes Al Qaeda as saying that Nasser bin Ali al-Ansi died in Yemen, along with his eldest son and other fighters. </p> <p>Ansi issued the group’s claim of responsibility for the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris. </p> <p>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. </p> <p>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.”</p>