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U.S. drone strike kills 3 al-Qaida militants near Yemeni capital

Souce:Xinhua Publish By Updated 08/11/2012 3:34 pm in World / 2 comments


“The drone was seen roving on the Sayyan area during the past three days according to several residents I talked with them upon the airstrike,” al-Jamal said. “I spoke to a member of al-Qadhi’s family who confirmed his death along with two of his bodyguards,” al-Jamal added.

The fresh airstrike was the fifth air raid by the U.S. drones on the Yemen-based al-Qaida targets in less than a month, in which 23 members of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), including the group’s senior commander Adel al-Abab, were confirmed killed.

The United States has escalated its drone strikes since Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi took office in February, as part of the anti-terror cooperation to help crush the resurgent militants who had taken advantage of Yemen’s political upheaval last year.

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