US drone strike kills Al-Qaeda leader in Yemen

  • US drone strike kills Al-Qaeda leader in Yemen
06-10-2017 | Pratidin Bureau. |

A United States drone killed a commander of Al-Qaeda militants in Yemen in a strike on the central province of Baida. US security sources on Friday said Shroum al-Sanaani, a leading figure with Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula group, was travelling on a motorbike along with an unidentified man when the strike killed them both.

The attack was carried out on the Yakala area, a stronghold for the jihadist group where US drones have repeatedly targeted Al-Qaeda members in the past few months. The United States considers the Yemen-based AQAP to be the group's most dangerous branch.

A long-running drone war against AQAP has intensified since US President Donald Trump took office in January.

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