He returned to jihad from Guantanamo? Why? The DVD’s were all of Chevy Chase movies? “Al-Qaeda says No. 2 in Yemen killed in US drone strike,” from the Times of Israel, July 17 (thanks to Jerk Chicken):
SANAA, Yemen (AP) “” The Yemen-based branch of al-Qaeda says a US drone strike has killed a former Guantanamo Bay prisoner who rose to become the group”s No. 2 figure.
The announcement, posted on militant websites, gave no date for the death of Saudi-born Saeed al-Shihri.
In January, Yemen”s official SABA news agency had reported that al-Shihri died of wounds from a drone strike three months earlier.
The monitoring group SITE said Wednesday that al-Shihri was eulogized in the video by a senior official in the terrorist group, known as Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
Al-Shihri, also known as Abu Sufyan al-Azdi, fought in Afghanistan and spent six years in Guantanamo. He was returned to Saudi Arabia in late 2007 and later fled to Yemen to join the al-Qaeda branch there.