Leader of Islamic State in Yemen killed in drone strike – residents, officials
Smoke rises from the site of a Saudi-led air strike in Yemen's capital Sanaa September 18, 2015. The air raids by a Saudi-led coalition have intensified in recent weeks as a Gulf Arab ground force and fighters loyal to exiled President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi prepare a campaign to recapture Sanaa, seized by the Houthis in September 2014. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

CAIRO: The leader of Islamic State in Yemen was killed in a drone strike early on Thursday, residents and officials said.

They said the strike targeted a car in which Jalal Baleedi and two of his aides were travelling in on a road between the towns of Zinjibar and Shaqra in southern Yemen.

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