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Officials: Airstrike kills al-Qaida military chief

January 16, 2010

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— Yemeni warplanes struck outside a desert village near the border with Saudi Arabia on Friday, killing six al-Qaida operatives, including the group’s top military leader in the country, security officials said.

The military chief, who escaped a government attack targeting him last month, was one of Yemen’s most-wanted militants and had plotted to assassinate the U.S. ambassador.

Yemen, with the help of U.S. counterterrorism aid and training, has intensified an offensive against an al-Qaida offshoot that has dug in to pockets of the mountainous, impoverished nation.

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just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 4 years, 11 months ago

"The military chief, who escaped a government attack targeting him last month, was one of Yemen’s most-wanted militants and had plotted to assassinate the U.S. ambassador."

They'll probably kill him next month, too.

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