"Al-Sudani was one of three known violent extremists killed in the strike. The death of al-Sudani will further degrade Al Qaeda operations across the globe," the statement said.
Sudani has been described as a senior member of shura council, an advisory that provides guidance and recommendations to al-Qaeda's leader. He was also head of Al Qaeda's suicide and explosive operations, and said he was directly linked to plotting attacks against the US.
"Sudani also directed operations against Coalition, Afghan and Pakistani forces, and maintained a close association with Aymar al-Zawahiri, Al Qaeda's leader," the statement said.