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The Yemeni Defense Ministry identified the slain media chief killed in an American drone strike in southern Yemen as Egyptian-born Ibrahim al-Bana. Also killed in the attack was 21-year-old Abdul-Rahman al-Awlaki, son of the prominent U.S.-born cleric, killed in a previous U.S. drone attack in September, Anwar al-Awlaki. Several other al-Qaida linked militants were also killed in the attack.

The drone strike was one of five carried out overnight by American drones on suspected al-Qaida positions in the Shabwa and Abyan provinces, according to security officials. They said two more militants were killed and 12 woundedin other strikes in the two provinces.

Read 'Yemen says US strike kills al-Qaida media chief ' by the Associated Press.


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