Senior al-Qaeda figure killed in drone strike in YemenComments
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.