May 10, 2012
Air attacks and mortar fire killed 20 Al-Qaeda militants in southern Yemen on Thursday, including eight who died in US drone strikes, officials and tribal sources said.
The latest attacks follow a deadly raid on Sunday that killed a top Al-Qaeda leader wanted by the United States, and amid reports a Saudi mole had infiltrated the network and supplied information to the CIA.
The drone strikes took place around midnight (2100 GMT Wednesday) in the town of Jaar, an Al-Qaeda stronghold in Abyan province, a source in the town said.
This article was posted: Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 1:52 pm