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Civilians, terrorists killed in Yemen drone strikes

Some raids targeted civilian areas known to have nothing to do with terrorist groups, local sources say

01.12.2017
Civilians, terrorists killed in Yemen drone strikes FILE PHOTO

By Murad al-Arifi

SANAA, Yemen

Seven civilians and three Daesh terrorists were killed Thursday evening in drone strikes in central Yemen’s Al-Bayda province, a Yemeni government source said Friday.

The source, who spoke anonymously to Anadolu Agency due to security concerns, added that the drones -- which were likely American -- had carried out four raids in the Sarar al-Jashm area in northwestern Al-Bayda.

Three of the raids targeted civilian areas “which are known to have nothing to do with terrorist organizations,” the same source said.

He added that the fourth raid had targeted a Daesh vehicle, which continued to burn for hours after the strike.

Both Al-Qaeda and Daesh are believed to have a presence in Al-Bayda province.

In recent weeks, U.S. drone aircraft have carried out several similar raids, reportedly leading to the death of a number of Al-Qaeda terrorists in Al-Bayda.

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