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Thu Jan 3, 2013, 04:28 PM

 

'Senior al-Qaeda figure' killed in Yemen

Source: Al Jazeera

Three al-Qaeda fighters, including "a senior figure", have been killed in south-central Yemen following a strike from an unmanned aircraft, security forces have told Al Jazeera.

Moqbel Ebad Al Zawbah and his two companions were killed on Thursday while in a car in the province of Al Bayda, the sources said.

The Reuters news agency said the attack in Redaa was the fifth by a pilotless plane in the space of 10 days in the impoverished country, where the US has stepped up drone strikes against Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).

AQAP exploited anti-government protests in 2011 to seize territory before being driven out by a military offensive last June.

"We have noticed a drone flying over for the past few days," a resident told Reuters.

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UnrepentantLiberal Jan 2013 OP
samsingh Jan 2013 #1
hobbit709 Jan 2013 #2
UnrepentantLiberal Jan 2013 #3
Scootaloo Jan 2013 #4
go west young man Jan 2013 #5

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Thu Jan 3, 2013, 04:29 PM

1. kick

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 04:36 PM

2. Is this like the Number 2 guy they kept getting in Iraq?

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Response to hobbit709 (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 04:44 PM

3. And Pakistan.

 

The number two guy is not a safe job.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 04:47 PM

4. What, he was over the age of fifteen this time?

That's what "senior" means when we're talking about drone strikes in Yemen, isn't it? Postpubescent?

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 05:39 PM

5. Deja vu.

I'm sure I've read this headline 50 times. You'd think the MIC would realize that no body gives a toss at this point.

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