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US drone attack' kills 4 Qaeda suspects in Yemen

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A US drone attack in southern Yemen's Shabwa province killed four suspected members of Al-Qaeda on Friday, a security official said.

They were killed when a military vehicle was targeted in the Jardan area, killing the four who were "members of Al-Qaeda", the official said.

US strikes have taken out a number of senior Al-Qaeda commanders in Yemen over the past year.

Washington considers the Yemen-based Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula to be the network's deadliest franchise and has vowed no let-up in its war against the jihadists.

AQAP has exploited the power vacuum created by civil conflict in the impoverished Arabian Peninsula country to expand its presence in the south and southeast.


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