Four suspected Al-Qaeda members were killed in drone strikes in central Yemen likely carried out by US forces, a security source said on Sunday.
The source, asking not to be identified, said three "armed fighters of Al-Qaeda" died when their vehicle was struck on Saturday in the Sawmaa region of Al-Bayda province.
A drone strike on Friday killed a local military instructor for Al-Qaeda in the same province, he said.
The United States, which considers Al-Qaeda's Yemen-based franchise, Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), to be its most dangerous, is the only force operating drones over Yemen.
But it only sporadically reports on a long-running bombing campaign against AQAP.
Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State jihadist group have exploited a power vacuum created by the two-year-old conflict in Yemen between the government and Houthi rebels, especially in the country's south and southeast.
LEAVE A COMMENT Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked*
Iran orders 10-day shutdown amid 4th wave of Covid-19
Tunisian president holds talks with Sisi in Cairo
Egyptologists uncover ‘lost golden city’ buried under the sands
Parties to Iran nuclear talks see progress despite sanctions clash
Egyptologists uncover 'lost golden city' buried under the sands
Iran releases seized South Korean tanker: Seoul foreign ministry
UNRWA welcomes US restoration of $150 million to support Palestine refugees
Jordan king assures palace crisis is over
Iran sees new daily record of coronavirus cases