US drone kills 4 Qaeda suspects in Yemen: Tribal source
SANAA (AFP) - A US drone strike killed four suspected Al-Qaeda militants in Yemen early on Tuesday, a tribal source said, amid heightened security across the Middle East against a possible major attack by the jihadist network.
Among those killed was one of 25 Al-Qaeda operatives listed late on Monday by the Yemeni authorities as among those plotting attacks to coincide with the ending of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan later this week, the source told AFP.
The raid in Yemen's eastern Marib province targeted their vehicle "and turned it into a ball of fire, immediately killing the four militants," the source said, adding that all those killed were Yemenis.
Yemen's official Saba news agency confirmed "the death of four Al-Qaeda militants in Wadi Abida in Marib."