U.S. strikes has left a top Al Qaida commander dead. Al Qaida has confirmed Nasir al-Wuhayshi who is number 2 figure (rank) and commander of its powerful Yemen affiliate killed in the US strikes.
Nasir al-Wuhayshi was the second in command and the deputy of the Al Qaida top leader, Ayman al-Zawahri who once also served as Osama bin Laden’s personal assistant.
Al Qaida confirmed the death of their leader in a video statement released early Tuesday, 16 June 2015 by the terror network’s media wing in the Arabian Peninsula.
In the statement they also said his immediate deputy Qassim al-Rimi, has been named its official new leader.
The killing of Al Qaida Terror network number 2 commander is a big blow to the affiliate terror groups such as, the Somalia based jihadist , the Al Shabaab, Al Hijra and the al Muhajiroun of East Africa.