Ibrahim al Asiri is said to be the target of a drone strike that hit a vehicle. The day before, another US and Yemeni attack killed more than 30 AQAP fighters at a training camp.
Two Australian citizens believed to have been fighting alongside al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula were killed in the Nov. 19, 2013 US airstrike in Yemen’s Hadramout province. Both are considered low-level AQAP fighters.
Three suspected al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters were killed in a strike on a camp that was recently featured in the terror group’s propaganda.
The strike killed a local al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula military commander known as Moajab bin Aziz, as well as his bodyguard. The US has launched four drone strikes in Yemen since the beginning of March.
The Yemeni media identified the two AQAP commanders killed in last night’s strike in Marib province as Ebad Mobarak Al Shabwani and Ja’afar Mohammad Jaber Al Shabwani.
An al Qaeda commander in northern Yemen known as Ali Juraym was killed in the strike. He previously fought for al Qaeda in Iraq.