US airstrike kills three Qaeda operatives in central Yemen
WASHINGTON - The US military has killed three Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula operatives in a strike in Yemen, officials said Friday.
US Central Command did not provide details on how Thursday's attack was conducted or who was killed, but said the strike occurred in the Shabwa province in central Yemen.
The United States has carried out numerous drone attacks in Yemen to counter jihadists who have exploited a power vacuum created by a conflict between the government and Huthi rebels.
A Saudi-led coalition that is militarily backing the Yemeni government has also turned its sights on the jihadists.