An audio recording purported to be of al-Qaida’s No. 2 in Yemen has surfaced on the Internet with the militant figure denying government reports that he was killed in a US drone strike in September.
In the message, a man claiming to be Saudi-born Saeed al-Shihri says reports of his death were a ‘rumor to cover up the killing of innocent Muslim civilians.’
The authenticity of the audio could not be independently confirmed.
It was produced by al-Qaida’s media arm in Yemen, al-Malahem, and posted on militant websites late on Sunday.
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An audio recording purported to be of al-Qaida's No. 2 in Yemen has surfaced on…
by Tactical-Life / Oct 22, 2012