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Qaeda Yemen branch says No 2 killed in US drone strike

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Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has confirmed the death in a US drone strike of its deputy leader Saeed al-Shehri, whose killing has been announced several times by Sanaa. 

Image grab taken from a video uploaded on YouTube on May 11, 2012, shows Saudi national Saeed al-Shehri, the co-founder and second-in-command of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). AQAP has confirmed the death in a US drone strike of Shehri, whose killing has been announced several times by the Yemeni government.

Shehri was released from Guantanamo Bay in Cuba in 2007 and was flown to Saudi Arabia, where he was put through a rehabilitation programme.

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