One More Terrorist Bites the Dust
Leader of al-Qaida affiliate in Yemen killed in US operation: White House
President Donald Trump hinted at al-Rimi's death over the weekend on Twitter.
The leader of al-Qaida's affiliate in Yemen was killed in a U.S. counterterrorism operation in Yemen, according to a statement issued by the White House on Thursday.
"At the direction of President Donald J. Trump, the United States conducted a counterterrorism operation in Yemen that successfully eliminated Qasim al-Rimi, a founder and the leader of al-Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and a deputy to al-Qa’ida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri," according to the statement.