Top al Qaeda, Ibrahim al-Rubaish leader killed in air strike

The late al Qaeda leader was described in the Al-Malahem Media obituary as a religious scholar and combat commander.

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Top al Qaeda leader, Ibrahim al-Rubaish has been killed in the Arabian Peninsula following an air strike in Yemen.

According to CNN, al-Rubaish died Monday night in what AQAP's media wing, Al-Malahem Media, called a "crusader airstrike."

Speaking on the condition of anonymity, a Yemeni Defense Ministry official and two Yemeni national security officials confirmed that al-Rubaish had been killed, but could not specify how he died.

Al-Rubaish was once held by the U.S. government at its detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

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