Saeed al-Shihri was wounded in a missile attack by a U.S. drone in southern Yemen on October 28. He had fallen into a coma since then. The information was not exactly clear when he actually died. Al-Shihri was a Saudi national who fought in Afghanistan and spent six years in the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay.
Al-Shihri’s death is considered a major blow to Al Qaeda’s Yemen branch. (more…)