Yemen: Drones Kill 11 Militants


Officials in Yemen say two suspected U.S. drones have killed at least 11 al-Qaida militants in the country’s south.

Local Yemeni officials said at least one of the militants killed near the border of Marib and Shabwa provinces was an Egyptian national.

Washington has not acknowledged whether the U.S. was behind Saturday’s attacks.

Drone attacks have increased in Yemen’s south since Yemen’s new president, Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, took power in February.

Al-Qaida’s Yemeni branch, al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, is known as one of the group’s most dangerous offshoots.

The attacks come a week after officials said a U.S. airstrike killed senior al-Qaida leader Fahd al-Quso in Shabwa province.

The Yemeni Embassy in Washington said Quso was “one of Yemen’s most wanted terrorists.”


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