Also known as Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula
or AQAP, are primarily active in Yemen.
WASHINGTON, Dec 8 (KUNA) -- Up to five Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula
operatives in Yemen were killed by US airstrikes in an effort "to disrupt the terrorist's attack networks," the Pentagon announced Friday.
"We in al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula
mourn to our Muslim nation...
"We, Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula
, claim responsibility for this operation as vengeance for the messenger of Allah," Ansi said in the video entitled "A message regarding the blessed battle of Paris."
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula
(AQAP) seized swathes of southern and eastern Yemen after the 2011 uprising.
The province of Baida is a stronghold of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula
, which is considered by Washington as the most dangerous affiliate of the jihadist network.
Yemen-based Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula
(AQAP) attacked a Saudi border post along the Yemeni border on July 4, killing a Saudi border guardand a Yemeni soldier.
The Yemen-based Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula
is regarded by the United States as the global terrorist network's most dangerous franchise and has been subjected to an intensifying drone war this year.
The deputy commander of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula
had been one of America's most-wanted terrorists for four years even though they had released him from Guantanamo Bay prison in 2008.
SANA (CyHAN)- Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula
(AQAP) on Wednesday confirmed that its second-in-command, Saeed al-Shehri, had been killed in a US airstrike in Yemen, dpa reported.
The source pointed out that the al-Shihri is the second man in al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula
and the first responsible for managing the terrorist elements who have Saudi nationality, The terrorist al-Shihri is considered the de facto leader of the AQAP and the military executive commander of terrorist elements during clashes with the army units in the province of Abyan, and one of the leading elements that have had a prominent role in planning for terrorist and sabotage operations at the local, regional and international levels, the source added.