SANAA, Yemen – Fifteen schoolgirls were killed in Yemen when their bus was caught up in a car bomb attack targeting a Shiite militia leader by suspected Al-Qaeda militants on Tuesday, officials said. Another 10 people also died in the blast outside the home of Abdallah Idriss, a leader of the Shiite rebels […]
A senior military commander of al-Qaida in Yemen denounced on Monday beheadings carried out by the group’s Islamic State rivals, calling the act and its filming for propaganda purposes barbarous and asserting that U.S. drone strikes are expanding al-Qaida’s popularity in the country.
The Pentagon is grappling with significant intelligence gaps as it bombs Iraq and Syria, and it is operating under less restrictive targeting rules than those President Barack Obama imposed on the CIA drone campaign in Pakistan and Yemen, according to current and former US officials.
A US drone strike on a house in central Yemen killed three suspected al-Qaida militants, Yemeni security officials said.
Yemeni security officials say gunmen have attacked a bus carrying nurses from a military hospital in the southern city of Aden, killing eight people, including two women, and wounding around a dozen others.