SANAA, Sept 2 (KUNA) -- Eight Al-Qaeda militants, including one senior
leader, were killed in an airstrike that targeted their vehicle in the city of
Hadramawt, southeast of Yemen, Yemeni defense ministry said on Sunday.
In a statement, the ministry said that Al-Qaeda leader Khaled Batis was
killed in an airstrike last Friday that targeted a vehicle carrying nine
Al-Qaeda militants in an area within Hoora directorate, adding that Batis'
family have recognized his body. Meanwhile, the search is still on for
identifying the rest of the killed ones.
On the other hand, 15 people were killed in US drone airstrike that
targeted a vehicle in Al-Bayda governorate, southeast of Yemen, Yemeni media
reported on Sunday.
It noted that the airstrike was targeting suspected Al-Qaeda militant
Abdulraouf Al-Dahab. However, no official statement has been issued on this
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