Drone strike 'kills Qaeda commander' in Yemen

Yemeni military vehicles in the Maifaa region of Shabwa province during a major offensive against Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula on May 4, 2014A suspected US drone strike killed an Al-Qaeda commander in central Yemen, a security source said on Wednesday. “Shawki al-Baadani, alias Khawlan al-Sanaani and also Abu Maissara al-Hanki, was left dead by a drone raid” that killed 20 Al-Qaeda fighters this week in the region of Rada, the source told AFP. The source said that Baadani was among the most wanted leaders of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP, seen by the United States as the jihadist network’s deadliest branch.

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