- Nasir al-Wuhayshi is believed to have died last week in Yemen's Hadramout region
- He was the No. 2 leader of al Qaeda globally and the head of AQAP
- "If it's true, it is a significant blow. Leadership matters," a U.S. senator says about the reports of al-Wuhayshi's death
(CNN)Top al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) leader Nasir al-Wuhayshi was killed Friday in a suspected U.S. drone strike in Yemen's Hadramout region, according to two Yemeni national security officials.