A US drone strike killed the sick leader of Al Qaeda in Yemen – weeks after wiping out Iran’s terror chief in Iraq, it has been reported.
Qassim al-Rimi, 41, was wiped out in a January air assault however American officials have been waiting for an ID on his body before making a public statement, the New York Times reports.
The evil terrorist, who was a member of Al Qaeda even before the 9/11 attacks, led the group’s branch in the Arabian Peninsula, located in Yemen.
It has been reported that the warped cult has been plotting terror attacks on the US and Europe.
The killing of al-Rimi will be a major blow to the group in Yemen – where militias funded by Saudi Arabia and Iran are waging a civil war in the country.
This follows the killing of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani who was killed by a US drone strike in Baghdad on January 3.