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Drone strike kills 4 suspected al-Qaida fighters in Yemen

Yemen officials: Drone strike kills 4 suspected al-Qaida fighters

Drone strike kills 4 suspected al-Qaida fighters in Yemen

SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemeni security officials say a suspected U.S. drone strike killed four al-Qaida fighters travelling by car in the city of Mukalla.

They say the strike at dawn Friday killed one Kuwaiti, one Saudi, and two Yemenis.

Meanwhile, the rebel-controlled Interior Ministry said in a statement that the Saudi-led coalition launched air raids in the capital, Sanaa, targeting the homes of rebels and their allies, as well as other sites across the country.

The fighting in Yemen pits the Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, and allied troops loyal to a former president against southern separatists, local and tribal militias, Sunni Islamic militants and loyalists of the exiled current president. The rebels seized the capital in September, and a Saudi-led and U.S.-backed coalition began launching airstrikes against them in March.


Updated : 2021-09-26 13:42 GMT+08:00