(NEW YORK) — The Yemeni embassy to the United States announced on Sunday that a senior al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula leader, listed by the FBI as one of Yemen’s “Most Wanted Terrorists,” has been killed in an airstrike.
Fahd Mohammed Ahmed alQuso was indicted in the Southern District of New York for his role in the October 2000 bombing of the USS Cole in Aden that killed 17 U.S. sailors. AlQuso, who was a leading figure in the terrorist organization alQaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, was killed in an airstrike in Rafth, Shabwa, according to the Yemeni Embassy in Washington.
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Paul Cruickshank and Michael Pearson, CNN