Written By: Elena White
Article Date: May 7, 2012 - 2:18:36 PM
Ansar al-Sharia, an offshoot of al-Qaeda in Yemen announced on Sunday through a statement posted on-line that one of its commanders, Fahd al-Quso had died in an airstrike in the eastern province of Shabwa.
al-Qaeda leader Fahd al-Qasu killed by a drone attack in South East of Yemen
The Yemeni Washington embassy confirmed the report with the Yemen Observer, stressing that it was an important victory against the terror group since al-Quso “was a leading figure in the organization in the Arabian Peninsula”.
Moreover, “al-Quso was one of Yemen’s most wanted terrorist. He was also indicted for his role in the bombing of the USS Cole in Aden.”
The terrorist actually served 5 years in a Yemeni prison for his involvement in the killing of 17American soldiers, before being let go in 2007.
In 2009, the American Intelligence Services linked al-Quso to the Christmas airliner attack as it was established he met with Farouk Adbel-Muttalab before he carried out his failed bomb attack over Detroit.
The news comes days after President Abdu Rabbo Mansour Hadi vowed to destroy al-Qaeda and bring its reign of terror to a close in a heartfelt address to the nation.
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