Huffpost World

Yemen Drone Strikes: Suspected U.S. Attack Kills At Least 8

Posted: Updated:

SANAA, Yemen — Yemeni military officials say eight people have been killed in two suspected U.S. drone strikes in Abieda valley in central Marib province.

Residents contacted by The Associated Press say that at least two of the eight people killed in Saturday evening's strikes were known al-Qaida militants of Saudi nationality. They identified one as Ismail bin Jamil.

They say at least three of the bodies were charred beyond recognition.

Security officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to media. Residents spoke anonymously for fear of reprisal.

The U.S. has carried out dozens of suspected drone attacks against al-Qaida in Yemen, which Washington considers the group's most active branch.

The nation on the tip of the Arabian Peninsula is among the poorest in the region.

Also on HuffPost:

Deceased Al Qaeda Leaders
Share this
Current Slide

Suggest a correction

Around the Web

US makes a drone attack a day in Yemen - The National

Terrorism in Yemen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Qaeda Leader Reported Dead in Yemen Attack - The New York Times

Suspected US drone strike kills 8 in Yemen, at least 2 are alleged al-Qaida ...

Are Drone Strikes Working? Congress Should Ask John Brennan

US drone strikes in Yemen increase