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White House Confirms Killing of Terrorist Leader in Yemen

7 February 2020 International News


 

Reports say the United States killed the leader of Al Qaeda’s affiliate in Yemen.

According to the report, the C.I.A. carried out the airstrike using an unmanned drone, an intelligence .

The White House statement had little detail about the operation, but said it was carried out at the direction of President Trump.

The statement said Mr. al-Rimi’s death will degrade the Yemen affiliate and the global Qaeda movement and “brings us closer to eliminating the threats these groups pose to our national security.”

Mr. Trump has highlighted his record of ordering the killing of terrorist leaders and other adversaries.

In his State of the Union address, he highlighted the Army Delta Force raid that killed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Islamic State leader, as well as the drone strike in Baghdad that killed Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani, Iran’s most important general.

The New York Times


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