CNN: Senior AQAP leader Nasr Ibn Ali al-Ansi killed

(CNN)A senior commander in al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has been killed in a U.S. drone strike, according to an online video statement from an AQAP spokesman.

It was not immediately clear when Nasr Ibn Ali al-Ansi was killed.

A U.S. official confirmed that al-Ansi was dead, but would not say whether his death was the result of a drone strike.

The senior commander was well known for giving a lengthy statement after the Charlie Hebdo shooting in Paris, claiming AQAP was responsible for the attack.

WNU Editor: This is a big hit (if true). It also tells me that the CIA .... even with the chaos in Yemen ....  still has assets on the ground.

More News On A Top Al Qaeda Leader In Yemen Being Killed In A U.S. Drone Strike

U.S. operation kills Al Qaeda man who claimed Paris attacks - sources -- Reuters
Al Qaeda leader behind Charlie Hebdo claim killed by drone strike -- FOX News
Top al-Qaeda militant Nasser al-Ansi 'killed' in Yemen -- BBC
AQAP Says U.S. Airstrike Killed a Leader in Yemen -- WSJ

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