A suspected U.S. drone strike in southern Yemen killed 55 militants Monday, in the third deadly attack on an Al Qaeda training camp in the area in several days.
Yemen’s interior ministry says among those killed in an hours-long campaign of strikes on the camp in the rugged mountains of Mahfad between Abyan, Shabwa and al-Bayda provinces were three senior members of Al Qaeda. The ministry said the identification process for those killed is ongoing.
The operation kicked off Sunday and is believed to have involved U.S. drones. Security officials said the camp’s infrastructure was destroyed.
Unidentified Yemen tribal leaders earlier said one of the killed commanders was Munnaser al-Anbouri.
Unidentified Yemen tribal leaders has earlier identified one of the killed commanders as Munnaser al-Anbouri. . .