US drone kills 2 pro-govt fighters in central Yemen

There was no comment from U.S. authorities on the claim

US drone kills 2 pro-govt fighters in central Yemen

World Bulletin / News Desk

Two pro-government fighters were reportedly killed in a suspected U.S. drone attack in central Yemen on Monday, according to a pro-government commander. 

The airstrike targeted a position of pro-government forces in al-Meqhaya district in the central Al Bayda province, Mohamed al-Ghunaimi said. 

There was no comment from U.S. authorities on the claim. 

Al-Ghunaimi called on Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi and the Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi rebels to intervene to halt U.S. drone airstrikes in Yemen. 

The U.S. has used drones to hunt down al-Qaeda leaders in Yemen, which fell into civil war since 2014 when Houthi rebels overran much of the country, including capital Sanaa. 

In 2015, Saudi Arabia and its Sunni-Arab allies -- who accuse the Houthis of serving as an Iranian proxy -- launched a massive military campaign in Yemen aimed at rolling back the Houthis’ territorial gains. 

 

Güncelleme Tarihi: 29 Ocak 2018, 16:59
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