(WASHINGTON EXAMINER) -- President Trump confirmed that one of the world’s top terrorist leaders, Qassim al Rimi, has been killed.
The 41-year-old Rimi was the leader of al Qaeda’s affiliate in Yemen, and the possibility of his death was reported earlier, although officials were wary to say for certain he was dead until confirmation was received. The State Department had a $10 million bounty on Rimi’s head.
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"The United States conducted a counterterrorism operation in Yemen that successfully eliminated Qasim al-Rimi," read a Thursday evening statement from the White House. "The United States, our interests, and our allies are safer as a result of his death.