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Local Al-Qaida Leaders Killed In Airstrike

April 18 2012


An airstrike in southern Yemen has killed three local leaders of Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), reports the Gulf Times (Qatar).

The bombing run was made by a Yemeni plane on Saturday in Bayda province, according to a Defense Ministry statement released the following day.

The strike targeted a moving vehicle, security officials said.

A security source told AFP that a U.S. drone carried out the strike. The U.S. has not officially acknowledged using UAVs in Yemen.

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