U.S. Drone Strike Kills leader of Al-Qaeda who claimed the responsibility of the paris Attacks.
13 mayo, 2015
Nasser Bin Al Al-Ansi, the leader of the Yemeni Al-Qaeda in the Arabic Peninsula (AQAP) branch has been killed by some US drones. The drones in 2014 killed more than a hundred AQAP leaders and militants.
Al-Ansi was born in October 1975 in Ta’iz Yemen, in 1997 he was returned to his home country Yemen, and then proceeded to Afghanistan where he joined Al-Qaeda. Osama Bin Laden personally selected Al-Ansi for an intense training course in Afghanistan. Just after he had been freed from jail during a prison break in Al Mukalla, Yemen.
The AQAP was founded by Saudi and Yemeni Al-Qaeda wings in 2009, it is seen as the most dangerous branch of the global terrorist network of Al-Qaeda because of its number of responsibilities for takes on western targets.
The brain behind the moves of Al-Qaeda is the person who projected the Charlie Hebdo bloodbath in Paris on the 7th of January 2015.
This attack resulted in 16 deaths and many other people wounded, the attack was revenge for the French journalist drawing images of the Prophet Mohammed.
SITE, an international Intelligence Agency has reported that the leader who “claimed” the attack of Charlie Hebdo has been killed; these are his words: “As for the blessed Battle of Paris, we…claim responsibility for this operation as vengeance for the Messenger of God,”
One week after the tragic terroristic attacks, Al-Ansi had declared through a video: “the leadership of Al-Qaeda have selected the target, planned the attack and financed the operation”.
A U.S. official confirmed that Al-Ansi was dead, but would not say whether his death was the result of a drone strike. However according to an online video statement from an AQAP it confirmed he was dead. It is clear that he is dead but it is not certain when he was killed by the drone strike.
Al-Ansi has also claimed the group was responsible for killing Luke Somers following a botched U.S. raid in December 2014 according to MBC news. He also in previous videos had advocated that future jihadists not to head abroad and wage war in their home countries.
The U.S government have been using drones since Obama came into power, he promised policies to reduce war and the number of men being shipped to Afghanistan. Instead he has used an increased amount of drones that resulted in the death of Al-Ansi and many more Jihadists within the Middle East.
The killing of Al-Ansi has been a big achievement for the US government as he is the second senior AQAP leader to be killed recently. However Al-Qaeda is a forever growing organization launching hundreds of attacks every year.