28 Dec '12, 7pm

Long War Journal - US drones kill 2 AQAP fighters in eastern Yemen

US drones struck for the third time in Yemen in five days, killing two al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in an attack in eastern Yemen today. The remotely piloted Predators or the more deadly Reapers fired missiles at a group of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters as they were traveling on motorcycles in the town of Shehr in Hadramout province, according to Reuters . Two AQAP fighters are thought to have been killed; their identities were not disclosed, however. Today's strike is the second in Shehr in five days. On Dec. 24 , US drones killed five AQAP fighters as they also were traveling on motorcycles in the town. A Yemeni jihadist later identified two of the five fighters killed as Abdullah Bawazir and Nabil al Kaldi . Both men had escaped from a prison in Mukallah in Hadramout in June 2011. Also on Dec. 24, US drones killed a Jordanian and a Yemeni AQAP...

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