U.S. intelligence has confirmed the death of Nasir al-Wuhayshi, the founder of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), the White House said on Tuesday.
National Security Council spokesman, Ned Price made this known in Washington.
“His death strikes a major blow to AQAP, al-Qaeda’s most dangerous affiliate, and to al-Qaeda more broadly,’’ Price said.
The White House noted al-Wuhayshi was responsible for the deaths of innocent Yemenis and Westerners, including Americans.
“However, through the concerted efforts of our counter terrorism professionals, we were able to thwart many of his attack plans,’’ he added.