Monday, March 12, 2012

U.S. military 'killed 18 Al Qaeda terrorists in four airstrikes in Yemen'

The US military was responsible for four airstrikes in a southern Yemen province where al-Qaida-linked militants control several key towns, according to Yemeni military officials.

They claimed the airstrikes targeted Khanfar Mountain near the town of Jaar in Abyan province, where al-Qaida is in control, and killed 18 militants.

There was no comment from US officials.

In the past, US warplanes have targeted leaders and facilities of al-Qaida in Yemen, considered one of its most dangerous branches.

On Saturday, Yemeni officials said US airstrikes killed at least 18 al-Qaida-linked militants in the province of Bayda. Read More