Key Al Qaeda Leader Killed A missile fired by an unmanned U.S. aircraft kills a key al Qaeda leader and five other suspected terrorists in Yemen. U.S. officials confirm the strike was a planned CIA attack. NPR's Tom Gjelten reports.

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A missile fired by an unmanned U.S. aircraft kills a key al Qaeda leader and five other suspected terrorists in Yemen. U.S. officials confirm the strike was a planned CIA attack. NPR's Tom Gjelten reports.

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