Al-Qaeda chief in Arabian Peninsula killed in US drone strikes

Vastavam web: The propaganda chief of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula was among six jihadists killed in two separate US drone strikes in Yemen, tribal sources said today.The yesterday evening strikes came as Washington revealed that US forces have carried out more than 120 air strikes against jihadists in Yemen this year as part of a long-running campaign that has intensified since President Donald Trump took office.A separate strike on a second vehicle killed two other AQAP militants in the same area, they added.

Washington says its strikes have killed a number of senior AQAP figures in recent months, including Mujahid al- Adani, who was killed on November 20.The Sunni extremist group has thrived in the chaos of nearly three years iof civil war between the Saudi-backed government and Shiite rebels who control the capital.In addition to the air strikes, mostly carried out by drones, US special forces have conducted a number of ground raids against AQAP.