U.S. drone strike kills senior al-Qaeda official in Yemen – group

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) announced Thursday that a senior leader best known for claiming responsibility for the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris was killed in a U.S. drone strike recently. His eldest son was also among those killed.

The group announced the news in an 11-minute Arabic-language video posted to file-sharing websites. The SITE Intelligence Group, which translated the remarks, said the video confirmed that senior commander Nasser bin Ali al-Ansi had been killed in a U.S. drone strike along with his eldest son and other fighters.

It was not immediately clear when the U.S. drone strike took place.

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