Al-Qaeda trio killed
SANA’A, Yemen: US forces launched a raid in central Yemen yesterday, security and tribal officials said, killing three alleged senior al-Qaeda leaders.
It was the third such US ground engagement against the extremist group in Yemen.
The surprise dawn attack in Bayda province killed Abdul-Raouf al-Dhahab, Sultan al-Dhahab, and Seif al-Nims. The al-Dhahab family is considered an ally of al-Qaeda, concentrated in the Bayda province..
A third family member, Tarek al-Dhahab, was killed in a previous US drone strike years ago. It was the first-such killings in the country since Donald Trump assumed the US presidency.