US drone kills al-Qaeda’s number 2, former bin Laden aide

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MUKALLA, YEMEN – One the world’s top terrorists is no more.

Nasir al-Wuhayshi was the number two guy for al-Qaeda in the Arab Peninsula, which said he and two aides were victims of an apparent US drone attack in Yemen. US officials confirmed the kill.

Al-Wuhayshi also served as a personal secretary to the late Osama bin Laden.

Over the weekend, a US airstrike may have killed another al-Qaeda bigshot, Mokhtar Belmokhtar, who split from al-Qaeda in the Islamic Magreb in Algeria to set up his own crew known as the masked brigade.

He’d been on Uncle Sam’s global terrorist list for 12 years.

Meantime, a family in northern England is mourning the death of 17-year-old Talha Asmal, believed to be the Britain’s youngest ISIS suicide bomber.

In a carefully worded statement, his family said he “fell under the spell of individuals who preyed on his innocence and vulnerability,” and was “ordered to his death by so-called ISIS handlers and leaders too cowardly to do their own dirty work.”

Asmal, the oldest of four children, ran off to Iran in March. Within two months, he drove a truck bomb that killed ten Iraqi troops.

But he’s not the youngest ISIS bomber. ISIS posted an image of a 14-year-old the terrorists say volunteered for a suicide mission.

An example of an enemy that kills its children to advance its cause.

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