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Suspected Al-Qaeda militant killed in drone strike in central Yemen: tribesmen

Published on Mar 11, 2014 2:24 PM
 

SANAA (REUTERS) - A suspected Al-Qaeda militant was killed in a drone strike late on Monday in Yemen's central Maarib province, an oil-producing area where Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula operates, local tribesmen said.

The sources said three rockets, presumed to be fired by a US drone, hit a car that a man who went by the name of Ebad al-Shabwani was driving.

The car was completely burnt, the tribesmen said.

The US-allied country, which shares a long border with Saudi Arabia, has been hit by lawlessness and violence since 2011 when mass protests forced veteran strongman Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down.

 
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