Trump says US operation killed al-Qaida leader in Yemen

| February 7, 2020


In this file photo reproduction of a combo of two pictures of a suspected military chief of al-Qaida network in Yemen, identified as Qassem al-Rimi (or Qassim al-Rimi), shows the activist on a Yemeni interior ministry document in two undated images. (Yemeni Ministry of Interior/AFP via Getty Images)

Deb Riechmann

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Thursday that the U.S. at his direction has conducted a counter-terrorism operation in Yemen that killed Qassim al-Rimi, an al-Qaida leader who claimed responsibility for last year’s deadly shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola, where a Saudi aviation trainee killed three American sailors.

Al-Rimi is a founder of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula. The affiliate has long been considered the global network’s most dangerous branch for its attempts to carry out attacks on the U.S. mainland. Trump said the U.S. and its allies are safer as a result of his death.

“We will continue to protect the American people by tracking down and eliminating terrorists who seek to do us harm,” Trump said.

While Trump confirmed reports that al-Rimi had been killed, he did not say when the U.S. operation was conducted or offer any details about how it was carried out.

Al-Rimi had said in an 18-minute video that his group was responsible for the Dec. 6 shooting at the base. He called the shooter, Saudi Air Force officer Mohammed Alshamrani, a “courageous knight” and a “hero.” The shooter opened fire inside a classroom at the base, killing three people and wounding two sheriff’s deputies before one of the deputies killed him. Eight others were also hurt.

Whichever way Trump got him, I’m sure it was LOUD! Read the rest of the article here: Military Times

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  1. ret_25X says:

    Look…in the sky…is it a plane?

    Is it a helicopter?

    Is it a frog?

    A frog?

    No, its just little ole me…American Drone Strike ™…

    LOL

  2. Cameron Kingsley says:

    Enjoy your trip to Hell Qassim al-Rimi and say hello to your “hero” and “courageous knight” Mohammed Alshamran for the rest of us.

  3. JTB says:

    This is so saaadddddd…!!!

  4. A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

    Terrorists, they go to pieces SO quickly these days! I’m sure that this on has quit smoking by now.

  5. SFC D says:

    Tag! You’re it!

  6. Sparks says:

    Yahoo.

  7. 5th/77th FA says:

    “…tracking down and eliminating terrorists…” Damn I love the sound of that. “Whichever way Trump got him…” Probably some sort of weapon delivered from an Aerial Artillery Platform.

    Hellfire “For when you only want to send the very best!”

  8. SgtM says:

    With Trump we get dead terrorists. With Obama we got dead ambassadors and dead Border Patrol agents.

  9. USAF RET says:

    Such a pity. SUCKA!!!!

  10. The Other Whitey says:

    Rep. Rashida Talib (D-Hamas) reportedly collapsed in grief.

  11. Sapper3307 says:

    The Dems have a new outrage.

  12. HT3 '83-'87 says:

    The Democratic Party will hold a moment of silence for their dearly beloved Solider of the Resistance.

    Hopefully Rep Swalwell won’t go fartacus…

    • Fyrfighter says:

      Funny thing is, that release was probably the most intelligent thing to come out of his body.. EVER…

  13. 11B-Mailclerk says:

    Pop! Goes the weasel…

  14. Thunderstixx says:

    Some of the available videos and the method of identifying the death of Soleimani, including a really gruesome pic of the Thing from the Addams Family.

    https://www.timesofisrael.com/four-hellfire-missiles-and-a-severed-hand-the-killing-of-qassem-soleimani/