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Five Qaeda suspects 'killed by drone' in Yemen

Al-Qaeda suspected militants are killed in Yemeni province of Shabwah, while attempting to flee after being driven out by government forces

AFP , Tuesday 3 Jul 2012
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A US drone killed five suspected Al-Qaeda militants in the Yemeni province of Shabwah on Tuesday, when two missiles pulverised the car they were travelling in, tribal sources said.

The attack took place on the road between the town of Bihan and Assilan, in the southwestern province to which Al-Qaeda elements have fled after being driven out of neighbouring Abyan province by government forces.

Last month, Yemeni troops recaptured a string of Al-Qaeda strongholds across the troubled south and east where the militants had seized control last year.

 

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