US drone kills Al Qaeda leader in Yemen

Sanaa, Aug 30 (IANS) A local Al Qaeda chief was killed Friday in a US drone strike in Yemen's southern province of al-Bayda, official said.

"Qayid al-Dhahab, chief of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) in al-Bayda province, was killed along with two of his bodyguards by missiles of a US drone this morning," Xinhua quoted the provincial security official as saying.