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

(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.