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Top Al Qaeda Leader Killed in U.S. Attack

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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Tom Gjelten reports on religion, faith, and belief for NPR News, a beat that encompasses such areas as the changing religious landscape in America, the formation of personal identity, the role of religion in politics, and conflict arising from religious differences. His reporting draws on his many years covering national and international news from posts in Washington and around the world.
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