U.S. drone strikes in Yemen kill senior Al Qaeda leaders

Washington, Aug. 31 (ANI): The recent drone strike by the United States in Yemen has resulted in the deaths of six alleged militants, including two senior leaders of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).

A CNN report said that eight missiles were launched by two unmanned drone planes.

According to the report, a top AQAP leader of Baitha province, Qaed al-Thahab, was among those who got killed.

Earlier, 19 U.S. embassies, including in Yemen and other Middle Eastern and African countries, were closed down, amid AQAP threat to launch an attack targeting foreigners.

AQAP, an al Qaeda affiliate in Yemen, operatives have been targeted in the Lahj province by the U.S. unmanned aerial vehicles since August 10, the report added. (ANI)

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