Drone strike kills 8 militants in south Yemen
May 10th, 2012
04:46 AM ET

Drone strike kills 8 militants in south Yemen

A U.S. drone strike killed eight militants in southern Yemen Thursday morning, continuing a coordinated assault on al Qaeda and its affiliates in the area, security officials said.

The attack targeted a convoy carrying senior leaders of the Ansar al-Sharia militant network, an offshoot of al Qaeda, in the Jaar district of Abyan province.

The drone strike was followed by a string of air strikes by Yemen's air force, said three security officials.

Suspected al-Qaeda militants seized Abyan last year during Yemen's political stalemate after government troops evacuated most military posts in the province.

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Filed under: Al Qaeda • drones • Yemen
soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. MazeAndBlue

    Wherever these thugs and murderers are.... DUCK!!!!!

    May 10, 2012 at 8:46 pm | Reply
  2. radgast

    wish pakistan did followup bombings

    May 10, 2012 at 5:33 pm | Reply
  3. Hahahahahaha

    Last thing heard by the Towel Heads......."Road trip!!" Hahahahaha

    May 10, 2012 at 1:43 pm | Reply
    • Thor

      People blow themselves up, because of scared little fucks like you.

      Fucking little creep.

      May 10, 2012 at 1:53 pm | Reply
  4. Ranger830

    Rifle!!!!!! Another one bites the dust!!! 🙂 Have a pleasent day!

    May 10, 2012 at 1:04 pm | Reply

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