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Air strikes in Yemen kill 40 al Qaeda militants in two days

By Mohamed Mukhashaf ADEN, Yemen (Reuters) - Air strikes in southern Yemen killed about 30 suspected al Qaeda members on Sunday, local tribal sources said, in the second day of strikes against militant targets in the country. On Saturday an air strike killed 10 al Qaeda militants and three civilians in central Yemen, a country that neighbors top oil exporter Saudi Arabia and is home to al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), one of the group's most lethal wings.

Air strikes in Yemen kill 40 al Qaeda militants in two days

By Mohamed Mukhashaf ADEN, Yemen (Reuters) - Air strikes in southern Yemen killed about 30 suspected al Qaeda members on Sunday, local tribal sources said, in the second day of strikes against militant targets in the country. On Saturday an air strike killed 10 al Qaeda militants and three civilians in central Yemen, a country that neighbors top oil exporter Saudi Arabia and is home to al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), one of the group's most lethal wings.

Drone attack kills 30 'Qaeda' suspects in Yemen

A drone strike in south Yemen killed at least 30 suspected Al-Qaeda militants on Sunday, the latest in an intensified aerial campaign in the impoverished country, a tribal chief said. The reported attack comes less than a week after Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) chief Nasser al-Wuhayshi pledged in a rare video appearance to fight Western "crusaders" everywhere. An earlier toll said five militants had died in Sunday's attack which also wounded many others when it targeted a gathering of militants in the town of Al-Mahfad in Abyan province.

Drone attack killed 30 'Qaeda' suspects in Yemen

A drone strike in south Yemen killed at least 30 suspected Al-Qaeda militants on Sunday, the latest in an intensified aerial campaign in the impoverished country, a tribal chief said. An earlier toll said five militants had died in the attack which also wounded many others when it targeted a gathering of militants in the town of Al-Mahfad in Abyan province. "More than 30 members of Al-Qaeda were killed and many others wounded," said the tribal chief. faw/mh/hkb/dv

Drone strike in Yemen kills 5 'Qaeda' militants

A drone strike in south Yemen killed at least five Al-Qaeda militants on Sunday, the latest in an intensified aerial campaign in the impoverished country, a tribal chief said. The unmanned plane targeted a gathering of militants in the town of Al-Mahfad, in Abyan province, where Al-Qaeda remains active despite being driven out from main cities in a 2012 army offensive, the source said. A statement on the 26sep.net defence ministry website said the attack on Al-Qaeda "training camps" killed "several" militants of various nationalities.

Air strike kills Qaeda militants in Yemen, second in two days: defense ministry

ADEN, Yemen (Reuters) - A number of al Qaeda militants were killed when an air strike hit their training camps in a remote mountainous region of southern Yemen on Sunday, the defense ministry said. It was the second air strike against militants in two days. On Saturday another strike killed 10 al Qaeda militants, as well as three nearby civilians, in central Yemen.

Iraq attacks kills nine as bomber hits university

Attacks in Iraq, including a suicide bombing at a university in north Baghdad, killed at least nine people on Sunday, security and medical officials said. The attacks, which come as Iraq suffers a prolonged surge in bloodshed, took place less than two weeks before a parliamentary election that will be a major test for security forces. Officials gave varying accounts of the bombing of Baghdad's Imam Kadhim University.

Two Egyptian police officers killed in attack

A police officer and a conscript were killed after armed attackers opened fire on their patrol car, Egypt's interior ministry announced on Sunday, the latest deadly assault against the country's security forces. The deaths come as militants have stepped up their attacks against security forces since the army ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July, and just two days after a police officer was killed in a bomb blast in Cairo. A statement from the ministry said those killed were patrolling the road between Cairo and Suez.

Two Egyptian police officers killed in attack

A police officer and a conscript were killed after armed attackers opened fire on their patrol car, Egypt's interior ministry announced on Sunday, the latest deadly assault against the country's security forces. The deaths come as militants have stepped up their attacks against security forces since the army ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July, and just two days after a police officer was killed in a bomb blast in Cairo. A statement from the ministry said those killed were patrolling the road between Cairo and Suez.

13 People die in U.S. drone attack in south Yemen

Sanaa, Apr 19 (EFE).- At least 10 suspected al-Qaeda combatants and three civilians died Saturday in a U.S. drone attack on south Yemen, the nation's Supreme Security Commission said. The bombing hit an SUV carrying 11 extremists, one of whom was wounded but survived, in a mountainous area of al-Bayda province, 270 kilometers (168 miles) southeast of Sanaa. The note added that three civilians driving close to the targeted SUV were also killed, while another five suffered injuries from the shrapnel blasted out by the bombing.
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