Subscribe Register Login

Sunday, April 20, 2014, 10:39 p.m.
Top Picks - Arkansas Daily Deal

Yemen: U.S. drone strike kills 2 al-Qaida militants

By The Associated Press

This article was published January 21, 2013 at 9:20 a.m.

— A U.S. drone airstrike on a car east of Yemen’s capital, Sana, on Monday killed two suspected al-Qaida militants and wounded three others, two of them seriously, according to security officials.

The airstrike was the third to target al-Qaida militants in the same area since Saturday, evidence of an uptick in the U.S. military effort against the terror organization in Yemen. On Saturday, two U.S. drone strikes killed eight people, including two known al-Qaida militants, in Marib province.

The security officials said the five targeted Monday were traveling in a pickup when it was hit in Marib. The three wounded were traveling in the vehicle’s back bed, according to the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media.

The two killed were identified as Ali Saleh Toaiman and Qassim Nasser Toaiman. Members of the same clan, both men were among several hundred suspected al-Qaida militants freed by authorities in April last year after several months in detention, according to the officials.

The two are thought to have fought government forces in the southern Abyan province, where al-Qaida militants gained a foothold before they were driven out last year.

Comments on: Yemen: U.S. drone strike kills 2 al-Qaida militants

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.

TOP JOBS

  • Sales

    Life-Changing Income Potential· Realistic year-one income p...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Nurse practitioner

    nurse practitioner for busy cardiology clinic. Full time Ema...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Referral/admissions

    CoordinatorFull-time North Little Rock position with benefi...
    BENTON, AR

  • Directorofnursing/rn

    director of nursing/rn position open at Good Samaritan Socie...
    HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE, AR

  • Medical front office

    medical front office - Assist MRI center with check- in/ out...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

Search 1040 jobs >

Top Picks - Arkansas Daily Deal
Arkansas Online