By Murad al-Arifi
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.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.