Skip to comments.Yemen says key al-Qaeda chief Said al-Shihri killed
Posted on 09/10/2012 8:32:05 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
Said al-Shihri, described as the second-in-command of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), has been killed in an operation in southern Yemen, government officials say.
Al-Shihri was reportedly killed with six others in the Hadramawt area.
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The problem with killing these monsters (and they are monsters) is that for every one you kill, two grow back to replace him.
Just so. My first thought was, One down, a billion more to go.
Exactly. Fish one turd out of a septic tank. Another one floats up to take space of the one removed.
“AQAP confirms deputy emir killed in US drone strike”
By BILL ROGGIO
July 17, 2013
SNIPPET: “Slain al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula deputy emir Said al Shihri, from his martyrdom video. Image from the SITE Intelligence Group.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has confirmed that Said al Shihri, its deputy leader, has been killed in a US drone strike. Although the Yemeni government had reported six months ago that al Shihri, a former Guantanamo Bay detainee, was killed in a military operation last year, the al Qaeda commander’s status has been unconfirmed until now.
AQAP announced the death of al Shihri in a video that was released on July 16, according to the SITE Intelligence Group, which obtained the video. “The video’s production date is given as Ramadan 1434, meaning that it was made within the past week,” SITE stated.
The eulogy for al Shihri was given by Ibrahim al Rubaish, a leading ideologue and theologian for AQAP who also is a former Guantanamo Bay detainee. Al Rubaish confirmed that al Shihri was indeed killed in a US drone strike.
Al Shihri, whose real name is Abu Sufyan al Azdi, was first reported killed in mid-January by a Yemeni journalist and by jihadists closely tied to AQAP [see Threat Matrix report, AQAP deputy emir Said al Shihri likely killed in US drone strike].
“AQAP deputy emir Said al Shihri is dead: Yemeni government”
By BILL ROGGIOJ
anuary 24, 2013
SNIPPET: “Said al Shihri, from the second edition of Inspire, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula’s propaganda magazine, which was obtained by The Long War Journal.
The Yemeni government claimed today that the deputy leader of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and former Guantanamo Bay detainee Said al Shihri has died “after succumbing to wounds received in a counter terrorism operation” late last year. A prominent jihadist and the Middle Eastern press have also recently claimed that al Shihri is dead.
“The Supreme National Security Committee of the Republic of Yemen announced today the death of Sa’id al Shihri, known also by the pseudonym ‘Abu Sufyan Alazdi’, the cofounder and second-in-command (Deputy Emir) of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), after succumbing to wounds received in a counter terrorism operation in the governorate of Saadah on the 28th of November, 2012,” read a statement that was translated by the Yemeni Embassy in Washington, DC.
The Yemeni government indicated that al Shihri was killed in a joint operation with the US, which is known to operate drones that target AQAP leaders and fighters in Yemen.”
“Former Guantanamo detainee now al Qaeda in Arabian Peninsula’s Mufti”
By THOMAS JOSCELYN
December 3, 2009
SNIPPET: “A former Guantanamo detainee has emerged as a leading ideologue and theologian for al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula - one of the strongest al Qaeda affiliates in the world.
Ibrahim Suleiman al Rubaish was captured by Pakistani authorities in late 2001 and then handed over to American officials who transferred him to Guantanamo. Rubaish was held there until Dec. 13, 2006, when he was transferred to Saudi Arabia and placed in the Saudi rehabilitation program for jihadists. At some point, Rubaish escaped from Saudi Arabia by fleeing south to Yemen.
In February 2009, the Saudi Kingdom placed Rubaish, along with at least 10 other former Gitmo detainees, on its list of 85 most-wanted terrorists. One of the former Gitmo detainees Rubaish fled to Yemen with, Said Ali al Shihri, is now the deputy of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, which was formed when the al Qaeda branches in Yemen and Saudi Arabia merged.
Two other former Gitmo detainees who fled to Yemen along with Rubaish have been killed in shootouts. [See LWJ reports “Former Gitmo detainee killed in shootout” and “Another former Gitmo detainee killed in shootout.”]”
“Return to Jihad”
By THOMAS JOSCELYN
January 25, 2009
That’s stupid. You don’t get two guys saying “Hey, they just killed Abu Dabu, now I really hate them” everytime you kill a tango.
They already hated us. And they already hated the government of Yemen.
Even more stupid would be letting them kill without killing back.
Don’t be stupid!