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.
A suspected U.S. drone in Yemen’s south targeted a car carrying al-Qaida militants Saturday, killing all five passengers, Yemeni security officials said.
Clashes between Shiite northern rebels, ultraconservative Sunni tribesmen and military troops left 27 killed in the country’s restive northwest, security officials and tribesmen said Tuesday.