Arabian Al-Qaeda's number two confirmed dead

DUBAI (REUTERS) - A Saudi who was freed by US authorities from detention at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, only to become second-in-command of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), has been confirmed dead, AQAP said on Wednesday.

Said al-Shehri was killed in a US-led drone strike in Yemen, senior AQAP official Ibrahim al Rubaish said in a video statement posted online. He did not say when the strike occurred.