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Leader of Islamic State in Yemen killed in drone strike - residents, officials

CAIRO (Reuters) - 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.

Reporting by Mohammed Ghobari; Writing by Yara Bayoumy; Editing by Nick Macfie

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