Thu Jan 3, 2013, 04:28 PM
UnrepentantLiberal (11,700 posts)
'Senior al-Qaeda figure' killed in Yemen
Source: Al Jazeera
Three al-Qaeda fighters, including "a senior figure", have been killed in south-central Yemen following a strike from an unmanned aircraft, security forces have told Al Jazeera.
Moqbel Ebad Al Zawbah and his two companions were killed on Thursday while in a car in the province of Al Bayda, the sources said.
The Reuters news agency said the attack in Redaa was the fifth by a pilotless plane in the space of 10 days in the impoverished country, where the US has stepped up drone strikes against Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).
AQAP exploited anti-government protests in 2011 to seize territory before being driven out by a military offensive last June.
"We have noticed a drone flying over for the past few days," a resident told Reuters.
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Thu Jan 3, 2013, 04:47 PM
Scootaloo (10,279 posts)
4. What, he was over the age of fifteen this time?
That's what "senior" means when we're talking about drone strikes in Yemen, isn't it? Postpubescent?