Al-Qaida’s No. 2 in Yemen slams US drone strikes

FILE - In this undated frame grab from video posted on a militant-leaning Web site, and provided by the SITE Intelligence Group, shows Saeed al-Shihri, deputy leader of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula. The deputy leader of al-Qaida in Yemen is calling on Saudis to revolt against the kingdom’s regime, calling the royal family “the greatest agent of America” and slamming the use of bases in Saudi Arabia to launch lethal U.S. drone strikes. Saeed al-Shihri’s 14 minute-long audio recording was made public on Wednesday, Aptil 10, 2013, just days after al-Qaida in Yemen posted a statement on militant websites claiming that its second-most senior commander had not been killed in a U.S. drone strike. (AP Photo/SITE Intelligence Group, File)CAIRO (AP) — The deputy leader of al-Qaida in Yemen slammed Saudi Arabia's policy of allowing the U.S. to launch deadly drone strikes from bases in the kingdom, calling on Saudis to revolt against the ruling family in a new audio message released Wednesday.


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