Usayd al-Adani, Yemeni Al-Qaeda leader, Dead

Usayd al-Adani died on March 2, 2017

He was a senior leader of AQAP.

Usayd al-Adani was killed by a missile launched from a surveillance drone.

Usayd al-Adani’s killing attracted additional scrutiny as one of the seven other individuals killed by the missile was Yasir al-Silmi, said to be another name for an individual formerly held in extrajudicial detention in Guantanamo, Mohamed Tahar.

Adani was the AQAP Emir of Abyan Governorate, and an experienced bomb-maker.

Usayd al-Adani passed away in 2017.