Dead Al-Qaeda Leader – level 3

13-02-2020 07:00

The US president, Donald Trump, announced that the US has killed the founder and leader of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, Qasim al-Rimi.

Rimi was the leader of the jihadist group since 2015, and he was linked to a series of attacks on Western interests. He was a trainer at an al-Qaeda camp in Afghanistan in the 1990s. In 2004, he traveled to Yemen, where he was imprisoned for five years in connection with attacks on five foreign embassies in the capital, Sanaa.

Trump did not say when or how Rimi was killed; however, he was killed at the direction of Trump. Rumors of Rimi´s death began in late January. Last week, several US officials said that they believed that Rimi died in a January airstrike in Yemen.

Difficult words: interest (something that is important and interesting for somebody), rumor (an unofficial piece of news that quickly spreads from person to person), airstrike (an attack made by military airplanes).

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