Air strike kills Qaeda militants in Yemen, second in two days: defense ministry

Reuters News
Posted: Apr 20, 2014 5:18 AM

ADEN, Yemen (Reuters) - A number of al Qaeda militants were killed when an air strike hit their training camps in a remote mountainous region of southern Yemen on Sunday, the defense ministry said.

It was the second air strike against militants in two days. On Saturday another strike killed 10 al Qaeda militants, as well as three nearby civilians, in central Yemen.

The September 26 defense ministry website quoted an official source on the High Security Committee as saying that an air strike hit the mountainous region between al-Mahfad in Abyan province and Azzan in Shabwa.

The source did not give an exact number for the death toll.

(Reporting by Mohamed Mukhashaf; Writing by Yara Bayoumy; Editing by Hugh Lawson)