Drone Strike Kills al-Qaeda Leader in Yemen

Fahd al-Quso was wanted for role in USS Cole bombing

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff

Posted May 6, 2012 3:16 PM CDT

(Newser) – A top al-Qaeda leader wanted by the FBI died in a drone airstrike today, Yemeni officials say. Fahd al-Quso was stepping out of his car in a remote mountain valley of Yemen when the missile attack struck him and an aide, reports the AP. No comment so far from Washington, but the FBI was offering $5 million for information leading to al-Quso's arrest. He had been indicted for allegedly helping to plan the 2000 USS Cole bombing that killed 17 US sailors and injured 39 more.

This file photo released by the FBI Thursday, May 15, 2003, shows Fahd al-Quso.
This file photo released by the FBI Thursday, May 15, 2003, shows Fahd al-Quso.   (AP Photo/FBI, File)
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