TribLIVE

| USWorld

 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Yemen: Airstrike targets al-Qaida training camps

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

Daily Photo Galleries

'American Coyotes' Series

Traveling by Jeep, boat and foot, Tribune-Review investigative reporter Carl Prine and photojournalist Justin Merriman covered nearly 2,000 miles over two months along the border with Mexico to report on coyotes — the human traffickers who bring illegal immigrants into the United States. Most are Americans working for money and/or drugs. This series reports how their operations have a major impact on life for residents and the environment along the border — and beyond.

By The Associated Press
Sunday, April 20, 2014, 8:12 p.m.
 

SANAA, Yemen — An airstrike targeting suspected al-Qaida training camps in a rugged mountain region in southern Yemen killed a number of fighters on Sunday, a high-level government security committee said without specifying a casualty figure.

The Supreme Security Committee, which includes the defense and interior ministers as well as the country's intelligence chief, said the attack struck the rugged Mahfad mountains between Abyan and Shabwa provinces. But its statement did not identify who carried out the attack.

The United States regularly carries out drone strikes in Yemen against its local al-Qaida branch, which Washington considers the most active in the world.

The official news agency SABA quoted an unnamed official from the security committee who said those killed in the strike included foreigners and suspected leading figures in al-Qaida. It was not possible to independently verify a casualty figure because of the difficulties of getting to the remote area where the strike took place.

The committee said the suspected al-Qaida members were plotting to target vital military and civilian installations, without elaborating.

This is the second strike targeting al-Qaida since Saturday, when a suspected U.S. drone strike in al-Bayda province in southern Yemen killed at least nine suspected al-Qaida militants and three civilians. The Supreme Committee said the airstrike was carried out by Yemeni authorities.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read World

  1. Comets hold life building blocks
  2. Vibrantly colored mural spread across 200 homes in central Mexico city
  3. Al-Qaida branch in Syria threatens U.S.-backed forces
  4. Zimbabwe suspends hunts amid outcry over lion’s death
  5. Talks fail to yield accord in Pacific
  6. Bin Laden relatives among crash casualties
  7. Taliban fracture outcome unclear
  8. Al-Qaida group in Syria targeted by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes
  9. 2013 death of Taliban leader Mullah Omar confirmed
  10. Dissension cracks Taliban leadership
  11. Senate to grill United Nations agency chief Amano on Iran nuclear pact