YEM118 / October 21 2012 / 4 killed
An evening strike on a car killed ‘at least four’ alleged al Qaeda members in Maarib province, several miles outside Maarib city, sources reported. Local al Qaeda commander Sanad Ouraidan al-Aqili was reported to be among the dead. ‘Aqili’s three companions, whose bodies were blown to pieces, have not been identified yet,’ a local policeman told AFP. ‘A warplane targeted a car in the Wadi Abida area that was suspicious [suspected] of carrying Al-Qaeda militants,’ a local source said, although other tribal sources and Yemeni officials claimed the missiles were fired by a US drone.
Type of action: Air strike, possible drone strike
References: Associated Press, AFP, Reuters, Yemen Post, Long War Journal, Xinhua
#drone #drones (at Ma’arib, Yemen)