Pentagon: A leader of al-Qaeda killed in Yemen

Pentagon: A leader of al-Qaeda killed in Yemen

 The US Department of Defense has stated on Friday that a Yemeni leader of al-Qaeda was killed on Sunday as he was targeted by an airstrike. 

Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook said in a statement said that the airstrike targeted a remote area in al-Bayda governorate in the center of Yemen. 

"This operation is an example of the U.S. government and our allies' commitment to the people and the government of Yemen to detect, deter, disrupt and defeat violent extremists who threaten progress in the region, as well as threaten to conduct terrorist attacks against innocent people in the region and around the world," Cook said in a statement.

The US army said on Thursday that three al-Qaeda operatives were killed in two airstrikes lately of December. 

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