30 Jul '13, 4pm

US drones strike again in Yemen, kill 3 AQAP operatives

The US launched its second drone strike in four days in Yemen, killing three al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula operatives today as they traveled in the south of the country. The remotely piloted Predators or the more deadly Reapers launched missiles at a vehicle carrying AQAP operatives as it drove through the town of Saeed in the southern province of Shabwa, The Associated Press reported . Yemeni tribesmen told the news agency that "a known Saudi member" of AQAP was among the three fighters killed. The names of those said to have been killed in the strike have not been disclosed. "The car in which the three were traveling -- two Yemenis and a Saudi -- was blown to pieces and all of them were killed outright," a Yemeni source told AFP , which also reported that there were two cars traveling together; one the vehicles escaped the strike. Today's strike is the second in Yeme...

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