21 Apr 2016

Al Qaeda video shows NZ drone victims

4:56 pm on 21 April 2016

A propaganda video released by Al Qaeda pays tribute to two New Zealand residents killed in Yemen in 2013.

Daryl Jones, left, and Christopher Havard were killed in November 2013.

Daryl Jones, left, and Christopher Havard were killed in November 2013. Photo: Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula

Christopher Havard and Daryl Jones were killed in November 2013 in a drone strike on a convoy of Al Qaeda militants in Yemen.

Jones, also known as Muslim Bin John, held New Zealand and Australian citizenship.

The two men had met in Christchurch and had converted to Islam in their 20s.

The video, released by Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and obtained by TVNZ, appears to pay tribute to the two men.

Jones was reportedly captioned with the name Abu Suhaib Australi, while Havard was named as Abu Salma Australi.

According to media reports, two men described by the organisation as spies could also be seen.

The video claimed the two were executed shortly afterwards.

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