Advertisement

AP Newswire

Stateside World Business Stocks Technology Sports Weather
Entertainment Multimedia Health Science Politics Travel Offbeat
Apr 26, 1:24 PM EDT

Yemeni officials say drone strike kills 3 al-Qaida leaders



Latest News
Yemeni officials say drone strike kills 3 al-Qaida leaders

Yemeni rebels detain Jew over smuggling out old Torah scroll

UN envoy says peace in Yemen has never been so close

SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemeni security and tribal officials say a suspected U.S. drone strike killed three prominent al-Qaida leaders overnight in a southern coastal town.

The officials said Tuesday that one of those killed in the strike, which took place in the town of Zinjibar, was in charge of the group's finances in Yemen.

They say al-Qaida militants cordoned off the area after the strike.

Al-Qaida's affiliate in Yemen, viewed by Washington as the group's most dangerous offshoot, has exploited the conflict between Shiite rebels and government forces to expand.

The group is blamed for a number of unsuccessful bomb plots aimed at Americans.

All officials spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisals.

© 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Advertisement

 

 

Advertisement
Advertisement