Air strikes kill five people in Yemen

5 suspected al Qaeda fighters were killed by two air strikes in Yemen.

Air strikes kill five people in Yemen

World Bulletin / News Desk

Five people have been killed by two air strikes in Yemen's southern province of Abyan, the country's interior ministry said on Friday.

A ministry statement said 5 suspected al Qaeda fighters were killed on Thursday but did not say whether the strikes were launched by Yemen or the United States.

However, local officials in Abyan told Reuters the strikes were carried out by American drones.

AQAP is regarded by the United States as one of the most active wings of the network, posing a serious threat to Western interests including oil tanker traffic in the Gulf.

The U.S. regularly unleashes drone strikes against AQAP in a campaign that has been criticised by rights groups as executing suspects without trial, while civilians have often been hit.

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