Yemen Claims AQAP's Qassim al Raymi Among Those Killed

Yemen's Interior Ministry today confirmed that the military commander of AQAP, Qassim al Raymi, was killed in yesterday's strike.

In a statement on its website, the ministry said Rimi had died when a missile struck his vehicle in the eastern part of Saada province. Also killed were Ayed al-Shabwani, Ammar al-Waili, Saleh al-Tais, Egyptian Ibrahim Mohammed Saleh al-Banna and an unidentified sixth person.

They believe AQAP leader Nasser al-Wahaishi is hiding in the area, along with cleric Anwar al Awlaki. Today, Yemen says it captured three more AQAP leaders near the Saudi border. No names yet.

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    Let's send Yemen intelligence experts (none / 0) (#1)
    by oculus on Sat Jan 16, 2010 at 11:19:35 AM EST
    and military brains to Afghanistan so we can wrap it up there.