Pro-government tribal fighters stand on an armoured personnel carrier securing the Furdhat Nihem area after Yemen's army took it from Houthi militants near the capital Sanaa February 3, 2016. REUTERS/Ali Owidha
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A senior Al-Qaeda operative in Yemen with a $5 million U.S. bounty on his head was killed Thursday in one of two suspected American drone strikes in the war-torn country.Jalal Belaidi, alias Abu Hamza, a top commander of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), was killed along with two guards when their vehicle was hit in the Maraqesha area of Abyan province, a relative said. Born in Abyan, Belaidi served in the past as the leader of Al-Qaeda in Zinjibar, but he is said to have climbed the ranks of the extremist group to became a top military commander.Another overnight drone strike killed six suspected members of AQAP in nearby Shabwa province, a security official said. The U.S.'s long-running drone campaign in Yemen dealt a blow to AQAP in June, when a strike killed the group's leader Nasir al-Wuhayshi. He was replaced by AQAP military commander Qassem al-Rimi.
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