SAN'A, Yemen—An airstrike killed al Qaeda's No. 2 leader in Yemen along with five others traveling with him in one car Monday, senior Yemeni Defense Ministry officials reported. If confirmed, Saad al-Shehri's death would be a blow to the militant group.
The officials said the missile that killed Mr. al-Shehri, a Saudi national, was believed to have been fired by a U.S. operated drone, but that couldn't immediately be confirmed. The U.S. doesn't usually comment on such attacks although it has used drones in the past to go after al Qaeda members in Yemen.
Something I just noticed yesterday is that the last of the three presidential debates scheduled just before the election will be about foreign policy. That's gonna be a tough one for Romney.