Yemen: US Drone Strike Kills 2 al-Qaida Militants

Posted at: 01/21/2013 12:33 PM
By: AHMED AL-HAJ, Associated Press

SANAA, Yemen (AP) - Yemeni security officials say a U.S. drone airstrike on a car east of the capital of Sanaa has killed two suspected al-Qaida militants.

The officials say three other men traveling in the car when it was hit Monday in the province of Maarib survived. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media.

Yemen's government, aided by the U.S., has waged a campaign against al-Qaida's Yemeni branch. The group is considered among the world's most active, having planned a series of foiled or aborted attacks on U.S. territory.

The United States rarely comments on its military role in Yemen but has acknowledged targeting al-Qaida militants in the past.

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