AQAP confirms death of leader and appoints successor, says SITE

World Feb 24, 2020

AQAP confirms death of leader and appoints successor, says SITE

Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula on Sunday confirmed the death of its leader, Qassim al-Rimi, and appointed a successor, weeks after the U.S. said it had "eliminated" the Islamist militant chief, SITE Intelligence group said. The announcement came in an audio speech delivered by AQAP ...

At least 13 killed in failed U.S. bid to rescue hostages in Yemen

World Dec 8, 2014

At least 13 killed in failed U.S. bid to rescue hostages in Yemen

A woman, a 10-year-old boy and a local al-Qaida leader were among at least 11 people killed alongside two Western hostages when U.S.-led forces battled militants in a failed rescue mission in Yemen, residents said on Sunday. U.S. special forces raided the village of Dafaar ...