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Friday 19 September 2014

Al-Qaeda militants and civilians killed

Published 20/04/2014 | 02:30

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People inspect the wreckage of a car hit by an air strike in the central Yemeni province of al-Bayda April 19, 2014. The air strike killed 13 suspected al Qaeda militants in the central Yemeni province of al-Bayda on Saturday, security and tribal sources said. REUTERS/Stringer (YEMEN - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
People inspect the wreckage of a car hit by an air strike in the central Yemeni province of al-Bayda. The air strike killed 13 suspected al Qaeda militants in the central Yemeni province of al-Bayda, security and tribal sources said

A Yemeni military official said an American drone strike has killed nine suspected al-Qaeda militants and inadvertently killed and wounded some civilians.

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The official said yesterday's early-morning raid targeted a car carrying the militants in the Sawmaa area in the al-Bayda province at the time that another car was nearby carrying civilians. At least six civilians were killed and wounded.

The deputy governor of al-Bayda was assassinated last Tuesday by suspected al-Qaeda militants.

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