Tuesday, January 31, 2012

U.S. Air Strikes In Yemen Kill 15

Air Raids On al-Qaeda Bases In Yemen 'kill 15' -- The Telegraph

Overnight air raids struck an al-Qaeda meeting and control post in southern Yemen, killing around 15 people including a long-hunted regional militant leader, tribal chiefs said on Tuesday.

The four night-time raids were "carried out by US planes," according to a local military official who spoke on condition of anonymity. They hit targets in the Loder and Al-Wadih areas of Abyan province, a tribal chief said.

Al-Qaeda militants control much of the province after taking advantage of months of political turmoil, which has forced President Ali Abdullah Saleh to agree to step down next month, to overrun swathes of the south.

"We think they were carried out by American planes," a tribal chief said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

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More News On U.S. Air Strikes Against Al Qaeda Targets In Yemen

Air raids on Qaeda bases in Yemen kill 15 -- AFP
Yemen: US airstrikes kill 15 suspected al-Qaida militants -- MSNBC
Yemen Air Strike Hits al Qaeda Targets: Reports -- ABC News
Overnight drone strike in Yemen kills 15, including 'at least four Al Qaeda leaders' -- Daily Mail
US raids kill 15 al Qaeda suspects in Yemen -- Al Bawaba
US drone strike kills 11 AQAP leaders, fighters: report -- Long War Journal
Drone strike on al-Qaeda 'kills 13' in southern Yemen -- BBC
Strike kills 12 Yemen militants, minister escapes attack -- Reuters
US airstrikes kill 4 Al Qaeda militants in Yemen -- FOX News/AP

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