17 Aug '12, 6am

Jihadists identify Tunisian fighter killed in recent US drone strike in Yemen

Abu Hafs al Tunisi. Image from the SITE Intelligence Group. An Internet jihadist has confirmed that a Tunisian was killed during a recent US drone strike in Al Baydah province in Yemen. A message posted on the al Qaeda-linked Shumukh al Islam website stated that Muhammad bin Muhammad, a Tunisian whose nom de guerre is Abu Hafs al Tunisi, "was martyred days ago ... in the area of al Manasih in Al Baydah province." The statement was published on Aug. 15 and obtained and translated by the SITE Intelligence Group. While the statement did not say that al Tunisi was killed in a drone strike, Yemeni officials reported that "Abu Hafsah al Tounisi" was killed in the Aug. 8 strike in Al Baydah. Also killed in the strike were two Egyptians, a Saudi, a Bahraini, a Yemeni, and a wanted bombmaker known as Abdullah Awad al Masri a.k.a. Abou Osama al Maribi [see LWJ report, US kills AQAP ...

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