Al Qaeda claims official killed by U.S. strike in Yemen -SITE report

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Posted: May 07, 2015 2:31 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula claimed that a U.S. air strike killed a senior official who appeared in several of the group's videos, including one taking responsibility for the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris, according to a SITE Intelligence Group report on Thursday.

Reuters could not independently verify the SITE report that senior official Nasser bin Ali al-Ansi was killed with his eldest son and other fighters in Yemen.

(Reporting by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Emily Stephenson)