Yemen says regional al Qaeda's deputy head is dead

A Saudi national who was second-in-command of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has died after being wounded by security forces in November, Yemen's state news agency reported on Friday, citing an unnamed senior security official.


Said al-Shehri was wounded in an operation carried out by the security apparatus on Nov. 28 in the northern province of Saada, the source, a member of Yemen's supreme security committee, told the news agency. He subsequently fell into a coma and then died, the source said, without saying when exactly Shehri had died. (Reuters)