US Forces Eliminate Leader Of al-Qaeda In Arabian Peninsula
The White House said that the U.S. has killed Qassim al-Rimi, the leader of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
“Under Rimi, AQAP committed unconscionable violence against civilians in Yemen and sought to conduct and inspire numerous attacks against the United States and our forces,” the White House said.
— bill ray (@12billpen) February 7, 2020
The White House confirmed on Thursday that US forces took out one of the founders and leader of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), Qasim al-Rimi.
Statement on killing of Al-Qaida leader in Arabian Peninsula
In a statement released late Thursday afternoon, the White House announced, “At the direction of President Donald J. Trump, the United States conducted a counterterrorism operation in Yemen that successfully eliminated Qasim al-Rimi, a founder and the leader of al-Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and a deputy to Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri.” More
— Tammy (@TammyL12) February 7, 2020
Another one bites the dust. The wins just keep on coming!
— stephanie anne (@StephanieAnnCou) February 7, 2020