Top al-Qaeda leader killed, reports say

A top leader of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula was among five killed in an airstrike Monday night in Yemen, the militant group said in a statement.

A Yemeni defense ministry official and two Yemeni national security officials not authorized to speak on record confirmed that Ibrahim al-Rubaish had been killed, but could not specify how he died.

Al-Rubaish was once held by the U.S. government at its detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

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