ADEN: A drone strike killed four suspected Al-Qaeda fighters in central Yemen on Monday, a local official said.
The United States is the only force known to operate armed drones over Yemen.
“A car carrying four fighters was hit as it drove on a mountain road” in Bayda province, the official said. “All of them were killed.”
“The fighters were from Al-Qaeda,” he said.
Washington considers the Yemen-based Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula to be the radical group’s most dangerous branch.
AQAP has flourished in the chaos of the country’s civil war, which pits the Saudi-backed government of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi against the Houthi Shiite rebels.