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Al-Qaida Says US Drone Killed Top Cleric in Yemen

A U.S. drone strike killed the top cleric from the al-Qaida branch in Yemen, the group announced Tuesday. Ibrahim al-Rubaish joined al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula after being transferred in 2006 from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to his native Saudi Arabia for a rehabilitation program.    He was considered the group's main ideologue and theological adviser, and his writings and sermons were prominent in its publications. U.S. officials – who in October...

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