A New Zealander killed in a drone strike in Yemen has been named as Daryl Jones by an Australian newspaper.

Mr Jones, who had taken the name Muslim bin John, was a dual citizen of Australia and New Zealand and was among five suspected al-Qaeda members killed in in a US predator drone strike in November.

He has been named by The Australian newspaper.

Australian Christopher Harvard, 27, was also among the five people killed in the November 19 strike, and had lived in New Zealand for two years before moving to Yemen.

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According to The Australian, the pair were travelling in a convoy of cars in Hadramout, in east Yemen, when the drone struck.

Jones was married with children and used to live in Sydney, where he was a regularly attended the Lakemba mosque, the newspaper said.