You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

Trump confirms al Qaeda bomb maker was killed

Reuters logo Reuters 5 days ago

Saudi fugitive Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri as seen at the Saudi interior ministry of the most wanted terror suspects. © Saudi Interior Ministry/Handout/Reuters Saudi fugitive Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri as seen at the Saudi interior ministry of the most wanted terror suspects. WASHINGTON, Oct 10 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump confirmed in a statement on Thursday that top al Qaeda bomb maker Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri, believed to have masterminded a failed bombing of a U.S.-bound airliner in 2009, was killed two years ago in a U.S. counterterrorism operation in Yemen.

U.S. officials said last year that they were confident al-Asiri had been killed, but others had cautioned at the time that the evidence was not conclusive. (Reporting by Makini Brice and Susan Heavey; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

AdChoices
AdChoices

More From Reuters

image beaconimage beaconimage beacon