New drone strike kills 7 Qaeda suspects in Yemen

April 22, 2015 | By | Reply More

Apr 22, – The overnight strike hit a vehicle parked near the presidential palace in Mukalla, capital of Hadramawt province, witnesses said.

New drone strike kills 7 Qaeda suspects in YemenSeven suspected Al-Qaeda militants were killed in an apparent US drone strike on the Yemeni port city of Mukalla which the jihadists overran earlier this month, a local official said Wednesday.

The United States, whose intelligence agencies consider the Yemen-based Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) to be the most dangerous branch of the jihadist network, is the only country that operates drones over the war-torn country.

On April 14, AQAP announced the death of one of its ideological leaders, Ibrahim al-Rubaish, in a similar drone strike in Hadramawt.

Al-Qaeda has exploited fighting between rebels and beleaguered government forces backed by a Saudi-led coalition to consolidate its grip on the southeastern province.

US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter has acknowledged that Al-Qaeda is gaining ground but has vowed that Washington will keep up its battle against the group.

Press journalist for HRO media – Khizer Hayat reports.

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