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Yemen's Al-Qaeda Branch Confirms Death Of Leader

Yemen's Al-Qaeda branch has confirmed that a U.S. air strike killed one of its top commanders in late August.

A statement posted on a website of the militant network says Qaed al-Thahab and one other person were killed by a U.S. air strike in Yemen’s southern province of Baitha.

Yemeni security officials had reported the death of Thahab, leader of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, on August 30.

Based on reporting by Reuters, AP, AFP, and CNN