U.S. drone air strikes in southern Yemen al-Qaida stronghold caused five people were killed
Yemeni security officials said the U.S. drone air strikes on the evening of Yemen in southern Abyan province “base” organization strongholds, killing at least five al-Qaeda militants.
this security official on condition of anonymity, told Xinhua reporters that U.S. drone air strikes stronghold about 80 kilometers from the capital of Abyan province in Tianjin Ji Baer “base” organization, ” We have confirmed that five al Qaeda militants killed in the airstrike.
the U.S. shortly after the UAV air strikes, Yemen Air Force also sent fighter planes bombed the coastal city of Abyan province Shu Gela, there are no reports of casualties. An unnamed officer told Xinhua reporters that there have been gunshots came in Tianjin Ji Baer City area, the government forces exchanged fire with militants of the “base” organizations, trying to recapture in Tianjin Ji Baer.
At the same time, the “base” organization of armed personnel on the 26th attacked in Beida province, southern Yemen Yemen Republican Guard convoy, killing one soldier was killed and many injured.
since the turbulence broke out in Yemen in January 2011, the “base” organization Arabian Peninsula branch in disarray captured in Yemen in southern cities and towns, and the fierce confrontation with government forces. Last month, government troops armed personnel of the “base” organizations frequently attack the southern provinces of Yemen and manufacture of many suicide attacks have caused hundreds of casualties. (Reporter, Ying Xia Liu Wanli)