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Dozens killed as Yemen, US mount air war on Qaeda

An "unprecedented" US and Yemeni aerial campaign in Yemen killed at least 68 Al-Qaeda militants in a bid to head off attacks by the network's local affiliate, officials said Monday. Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has been linked to a number of failed terror plots against the United States, and its leader has appeared in a rare video in which he vowed to attack Western "crusaders ... everywhere in the world".

Dozens killed as Yemen, US mount air war on Qaeda

An "unprecedented" US and Yemeni aerial campaign in Yemen killed at least 68 Al-Qaeda militants in a bid to head off attacks by the network's local affiliate, officials said Monday. Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has been linked to a number of failed terror plots against the United States, and its leader has appeared in a rare video in which he vowed to attack Western "crusaders ... everywhere in the world".

Yemen, US mount 'unprecedented' air attacks on Qaeda

An "unprecedented" US and Yemeni aerial campaign has killed more than 40 Al-Qaeda militants in recent days in a bid to thwart attacks by the network's local affiliate, officials said. Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has been linked to a number of failed terror plots against the United States, and its leader recently appeared in a rare video in which he vowed to attack Western "crusaders" wherever they are.

Yemen, US mount 'unprecedented' air attacks on Qaeda

An "unprecedented" US and Yemeni aerial campaign on the weekend in Yemen has killed more than 40 Al-Qaeda militants in a bid to thwart attacks by the network's local affiliate, officials said. Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has been linked to a number of failed terror plots against the United States, and its leader recently appeared in a rare video in which he vowed to attack Western "crusaders" wherever they are.

Saudi Arabia sentences five to death for 2003 attacks: SPA

RIYADH (Reuters) - A Saudi Arabian court on Sunday sentenced five men to death for their involvement in a suicide attack on expatriate residential compounds in Riyadh in 2003, the state news agency reported. Another 37 people were sentenced to terms of three to 35 years for assisting the attacks in northeastern Riyadh, which were part of a three-year campaign by al Qaeda that killed hundreds and was aimed at destabilizing U.S. ally Saudi Arabia.

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.
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