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Drone attacks kill dozens of Qaeda suspects in Yemen

Weekend drone strikes in Yemen killed more than 40 suspected Al-Qaeda militants, including 30 on Sunday, days after the jihadist network's Arabian Peninsula offshoot vowed to fight against Western "crusaders". The United States is the only country that operates drones in Yemen, and President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi has defended their use, despite criticism from rights groups who deplore civilian casualties.

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.

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 the Abyan province, where Al-Qaeda remains active despite being driven out from main cities in a 2012 army offensive, the source said. The United States is the only country that operates drones in Yemen, but officials rarely discuss the covert programme.

Air strike kills 10 al Qaeda militants, three civilians in Yemen: Saba

By Mohamed Ghobari SANAA (Reuters) - An air strike killed 10 al Qaeda militants in central Yemen on Saturday after an intelligence report said they were planning attacks on civil and military targets in al-Bayda province, the state news agency Saba said. Saba quoted an official source in the High Security Committee as saying that the strike hit the militants, described as "among the dangerous and leading elements of al Qaeda", in a car as they were on their way to the central province.

Kidnapped Uzbek doctor freed in northern Yemen: local official

SANAA (Reuters) - An Uzbek doctor kidnapped in northern Yemen last week has been freed, a provincial official said on Saturday. The official told Reuters tribal mediators had succeeded in convincing armed tribesmen to release the doctor, who had been abducted last Sunday from the hospital he worked at in Marib province, east of the capital Sanaa. "He was handed to the mediators who took him to Marib and then he was handed to local officials," the local official, who declined to be named, told Reuters.

Drone kills 15 'Qaeda', 3 civilians in Yemen

A drone strike Saturday killed 15 Al-Qaeda suspects and three civilians in Yemen's central Baida province, a stronghold of the extremist group, a security official said. The jihadists were travelling in a vehicle towards the southern Shabwa province, witnesses said. The three civilians were passing by in another car. The United States is the only country that operates drones in Yemen, but officials rarely discuss the covert programme.

Drone kills 15 'Qaeda', 3 civilians in Yemen

A drone strike Saturday killed 15 Al-Qaeda suspects and three civilians in Yemen's central Baida province, a stronghold of the extremist group, a security official said. The jihadists were travelling in a vehicle towards the southern Shabwa province, witnesses said. The three civilians were passing by in another car. The United States is the only country that operates drones in Yemen, but officials rarely discuss the covert programme.
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