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Yemeni Al-Qaeda’s Co-Founder Al-Shihri Dies, Government Reports

Saeed al-Shihri, a Saudi citizen who co-founded al-Qaeda’s branch in the Arabian Peninsula, died after succumbing to wounds he sustained in Yemen on Nov. 28, the nation’s Supreme National Security Committee said.

The committee said al-Shihri was buried in an undisclosed location in Yemen by al-Qaeda-linked militants, according to a statement e-mailed late yesterday by the Yemeni Embassy in Washington.

Al-Shihri commanded all Saudi operatives in the branch known as al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and oversaw attacks on the Yemeni military in the Abyan region, according to the statement.

Al-Qaeda has used bases in Yemen to strike Western targets inside the country as well as mount cross-border attacks on Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest crude exporter.

While Yemen had announced al-Shihri’s death in a Sept. 10 drone attack in the province of Hadramawt, a subsequent DNA test proved that the body recovered wasn’t his, the Associated Press reported today.

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