Air strike kills five al Qaeda militants in Yemen

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An air strike killed five al Qaeda militants in Yemen on Monday, state media said, and army reinforcements were sent to two regions in an expanding offensive against Islamist insurgents posing a threat to oil-producing Saudi Arabia and the West.The attack destroyed a car carrying the militants in the Wadi Abida district of the northern province of Maarib, a military source and a local official told Reuters. Both had earlier said it was carried out by a drone.Yemen is waging a U.S.-backed campaign to crush Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the global jihadi network’s regional wing. AQAP has mounted dozens of attacks on government officials, security forces and foreigners in recent months.

For full report read ….. http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/12/us-yemen-security-idUSBREA4B0L720140512

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