US drone kills two

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

SANA’A: Two sus­pected mem­bers of al-Qaeda’s Ye­men branch were killed yes­ter­day by what lo­cal of­fi­cials believed was a US drone strike. If con­firmed, it would be the first such at­tack since US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump as­sumed of­fice on Fri­day.

The men were killed when a mis­sile hit their ve­hi­cle in south­ern al-Bayda prov­ince. The US conducted dozens of drone strikes through­out Barack Obama’s pres­i­dency to com­bat al-Qaeda in the Ara­bian Penin­sula – one of the global mil­i­tants’ most dan­ger­ous branches. Trump has said he would back an es­ca­la­tion of the fight against Is­lamist mil­i­tants. – Reuters

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