New Yemeni al Qaeda leader calls for attacks on U.S.: SITE monitoring group

Reuters News
Posted: Jul 09, 2015 3:35 PM

DUBAI (Reuters) - The new leader of al Qaeda's Yemen branch has called for attacks on the United States in his first speech since taking over after the death of Nasser al-Wuhayshi, the U.S.-based SITE monitoring group reported on Thursday, citing an audio recording.

"All of you must direct and gather your arrows and swords against it," SITE quoted Qassim al-Raymi as saying in the recording which was posted on social media. It said he was referring to the United States.

(Reporting by Sami Aboudi; Editing by Catherine Evans)