AQAP Confirmed Death of Top Cleric in Yemen

AQAP Confirmed Death of Top Cleric in Yemen
Wed Apr 15, 2015 18:32:38

A U.S. drone strike killed the top cleric from the al-Qaida branch in Yemen, the group announced Tuesday.

Ibrahim al-Rubaish joined al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula after being transferred in 2006 from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to his native Saudi Arabia for a rehabilitation program. 

He was considered the group's main ideologue and theological adviser, and his writings and sermons were prominent in its publications.

U.S. officials – who in October offered a $5 million reward for information leading to his capture and in December named him a global terrorist – have not publicly confirmed his death.

U.S. officials – who in October offered a $5 million reward for information leading to his capture

 

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