Air Raid on Qaida in Yemen Kills 4
[An Nahar] Four suspected Al-Qaeda bully boyz were killed in an air raid that targeted their vehicle on Monday, Yemen's Defense Ministry announced, after tribal sources earlier said strikes by U.S. drones killed two.
"Four Al-Qaeda bad boyz were potted in an air raid today," said the Defense Ministry's news website 26sep.net, adding the attack took place on the road between Marib province, an Al-Qaeda stronghold, and Sanaa.
Tribal sources said earlier on Monday that two U.S. drone strikes targeting a vehicle killed two suspected Al-Qaeda bully boyz on a road between Marib and Al-Jawf, northeast of Sanaa.
The attack was carried out on a vehicle carrying five members of the group, the tribal sources said, adding that three had managed to flee.
"Two Al-Qaeda bully boyz were killed in two drone strikes that targeted their vehicle" in Nakhla, a town 140 kilometers (87 miles) northeast of Sanaa, one source said.
Those killed were identified as Qasem Naser Tuaiman and Ali Saleh Tuaiman.
The two had been in a prison a year ago for joining Al-Qaeda but on their release headed to the southern province of Abyan
...a governorate of Yemen. The region was a base to the Aden-Abyan Islamic Army terrorist group until it dropped the name and joined al-Qaeda. Its capital is Zinjibar. In March 2011, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula declared the governate an
Islamic Emirate after seizing control of the region. The New York Times fastidiously reported that those in control, while Islamic hard boyz, are not in fact al-Qaeda, but something else that looks, tastes, smells, and acts the same. Yemeni government forces launched an effort to re-establish control of the region when President-for-Life Saleh was tossed and the carnage continues...
where they joined jihadists fighting the army, the sources added.
The latest strike against the krazed killer network comes after air raids attributed to a U.S. drone killed nine suspected members of the group on Saturday.
Monday's raid brings to at least 27 the number of people killed in suspected U.S. drone strikes since December 24.
Posted by: Fred 2013-01-22