Drone strike kills Qaeda suspect in central Yemen

US has used drones to hunt down al-Qaeda leaders Yemen

Drone strike kills Qaeda suspect in central Yemen

World Bulletin / News Desk

An al-Qaeda suspect was killed in a drone strike in central Yemen on Monday, according to a local security source. 

The airstrike targeted a car carrying Al-Abi, a senior al-Qaeda leader, in the central Al-Bayda’ province, killing him on the spot, the source said, requesting anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to media. 

There was no comment from the militant group on the report. 

Al-Qaeda militants have exploited the ongoing conflict between the central government and Houthi rebels to bolster their influence in the country’s south. 

The United States, which regards al-Qaeda branch in Yemen as a persistent threat to the region and its own interests, has used drones to hunt down al-Qaeda leaders Yemen, which fell into civil war since 2014.

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