A pair of drone strikes have killed nine suspected al Qaeda militants in central Yemen, according to Yemeni media and defense ministry reports. A third attack missed its intended target.
Five of the militants were killed in a strike carried out late Saturday, the independent Yemeni website Mareb Press reported. The other four, two believed to be Saudis, were killed in a subsequent strike in the same area, according to the report.
A raid earlier in the evening targeted a vehicle transporting four people, but the rocket missed, allowing the passengers time to flee, a witness told the AFP news agency.
The Yemeni Defense Ministry reported in an SMS that a number of militants were killed in two air strikes but gave no further details.
Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi has said that he personally approves every attack. Hadi did not comment on the most recent strikes.
mkg/dr (Reuters, AFP, dpa)
Round 17 was one for the favorites to forget, as both Leverkusen and Dortmund stumbled. Leverkusen looked lethargic versus Bremen, while injuries undid Dortmund against short-handed Hertha.
World No.2 Novak Djokovic has turned to German tennis legend Boris Becker as his new coach. Becker will be in Djokovic’s camp from the first Grand Slam of 2014, the Australian Open in January.