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Yemen: 4 militants killed by Army, US drone strike

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - 21:42

Sanaa: Yemeni military officials say their Army has killed two al-Qaeda fighters and a US drone has killed two others in the country`s south.

The officials say the soldiers stormed a house in the former militant stronghold of Jaar today. They say two militants who fired at the soldiers were shot dead.

They say that late yesterday, a US drone conducted a strike on two other militants riding a motorcycle in the town of Radda in Bayda province, killing them. The drone also attacked militants in a car in the same area, but their fate was not known.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity according to regulations.

Yemen officials often credit the US with carrying out drone airstrikes against militants. The US rarely comments on its role in Yemen.


First Published: Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - 21:42

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