Al-Qaeda operatives killed in Yemen strike

People look at damages caused by a police raid on a hideout of al Qaeda militants in the Arhab region, north of the Yemeni capital Sanaa. (File Photo: Reuters)

The US military killed three al Qaeda operatives in a strike on Thursday in Yemen, US Central Command said on Friday.

The Central Command statement did not specify how the strike was carried out or the identities of those killed.

Al-Qaeda exploited the civil war in Yemen between Shiite Houthi rebels and government forces to expand its presence in the south and southeast.

The United States regularly conducts air strikes against al-Qaeda. A March strike on a training camp west of Mukalla killed more than 70 fighters.

(With AFP)

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:49 - GMT 06:49