Fifteen militants killed in Yemen airstrike

Fifteen al-Qaida-linked militants have been killed in a missile strike on their training camp in southern Yemen, according to military officials.

The airstrike targeted the militants’ camp north of Jaar town in the southern province of Abyan.

US drones have been active over Yemen, tracking and striking al-Qaida operatives with missiles.

Al-Qaida has held Jaar for a year now.

Parts of the province’s capital Zinjibar are also under al-Qaida control, but government troops fought their way into the city centre last week.

Al-Qaida’s branch in Yemen is considered one of the most dangerous and has been linked to several attempted attacks on US targets.


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