US drone kills senior Al-Qaeda militant who threatened France in Yemen: AQAP

DUBAI (AFP) - Al-Qaeda said Thursday that one of its top militants who threatened more attacks on France after the Charlie Hebdo killings has died in a US drone strike in Yemen.

Harith al-Nadhari and three other militants were killed in a January 31 "crusader American drone strike against their car in the Saeed area of Shabwa province in southern Yemen," Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) said on Twitter.

Nadhari had threatened France with further attacks like those in Paris on satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and a Jewish supermarket that killed 17 people between January 7 and 9.

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