Senior Al-Qaeda leader in Yemen ,Ibrahim al-Rubaish who had a $5m bounty on his head was on Sunday killed in Yemen following a US drone airstrike, militant group has confirmed.
Born in 1979 the Saudi, the slain leader was confirmed dead by the militia group memmebrs who did not specify the exact place where the killing took place in Yemen.
In a statement given by the group on Tuesday, the senior al-Qaeda leader killed in Yemen will be laid to rest in a special place however, the group will have to be revenged upon the Americans sooner or later.
This marks one of the major milestones in the war against militia groups in Yemen over the last few months.
Al-Qaeda militia group in Yemen further acknowledged that the senior al-Qaeda leader killed has been participating in the war against America and its agents for the last two decades. They added, the bounty on his head was nothing but a symbol of his power, authority and command in the Jihad war.
Among the al-Qaeda fighters in Yemen, al-Rubaish who hails from Saudi’s Qassim region first fought in Afghanistan before he was arrested and held in the US military prison of Guantanamo.
Later, considering his experience, abilities and might, he joined the al-Qaeda where he commanded great influence and was quite instrumental for the militants in Yemen.
The senior al-Qaeda leader apparently played a major role before he was killed. Sources confirm that he purportedly pushed the Yemenis to fight in Syria and further called for the killing of main Houthi leaders.
Al-Rubaish was considered the group’s main ideologue and religious adviser. His writings and sermons were prominent in various publications and used as a guide for the Al Qaeda in Yemen.