Four killed in Yemen drone strike

The Yemeni tribal leaders said five missiles struck a vehicle travelling in Maarib Province in Tuesday's strike, killing all of its occupants.

Four killed in Yemen drone strike

World Bulletin / News Desk

At least four suspected al Qaeda members were killed in a drone strike incentral Yemen, local tribal leaders said on Tuesday.

The Yemeni tribal leaders said five missiles struck a vehicle travelling in Maarib Province in Tuesday's strike, killing all of its occupants.

State news agency Saba also said initial reports indicated that four suspected al Qaeda members were killed in the air strike in Maarib, but gave no further details.

Drone strikes on suspected al Qaeda targets in Yemen are usually carried out by U.S. forces, although Washington does not comment publicly on the practice.

The warning issued by Washington on Friday has prompted the closure of several Western embassies in Yemen and several U.S. missions across the Middle East and Africa.

The New York Times reported on Monday that the closure of the U.S. embassies was prompted by intercepted communication between al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri and Nasser al-Wuhaishi, head of Yemen-based al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).

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