28 Feb '15, 7pm

US drone strike in Yemen kills 3 suspected al-Qaida fighters:

SANAA, Yemen — A suspected U.S. drone strike Saturday in central Yemen killed three men believed to be al-Qaida militants, security officials said. The officials said the attack took place in the town of Bihan in Yemen's Shabwa province and that the nationalities of the men killed had not been established. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief journalists. The U.S. has launched several strikes in recent weeks, reflecting Washington's resolve to keep fighting the militants despite Yemen's political paralysis. A Shiite rebel power grab forced the president to flee the capital and run the country from the southern city of Aden. Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, as its Yemeni affiliate is known, is considered by Washington as the network's most dangerous franchise. Meanwhile Saturday, the Shiite rebels who control Yemen's capital, Sana...

Full article: http://www.stripes.com/us-drone-strike-in-yemen-kills-3-s...

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