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US drone strikes Al-Qaeda sites in southern Yemen: Security source

03.02.2014
US drone strikes Al-Qaeda sites in southern Yemen: Security source

SANAA 

A US drone struck suspected Al-Qaeda sites in Yemen's southern Abyan province on Monday, a security source told Anadolu Agency.

The drone attacked suspected Al-Qaeda sites in the province's Al-Mahfad district, the source said, without providing further details.

It remains unclear whether the attack resulted in any casualties.

AA could not obtain an immediate comment from Yemeni officials on the reported drone strikes.

Al-Qaeda captured Abyan in 2012, but the Yemeni army subsequently managed to retake the province with the help of local vigilantes.

Nevertheless, Al-Qaeda remains active in several districts of Abyan, from which it continues to stage sporadic attacks on army and police targets.

By Rajeh Badi

englishnews@aa.com.tr

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