Two US drone strikes have killed at least seven suspected Al Qaida operatives in Yemen’s northeastern province of Marib on Wednesday.
Two Al Qaida leaders, Saleh al-Awlaki and Saeed Ba-Kadir, were targeted and killed along with five others in two separate airstrikes late on Tuesday night. The airstrikes were on two cars in different locations east of Marib, which has long been a hub of Al Qaida activities. The first car was hit on a road in Atran area, while the other was hit at the same time at a junction linking the areas of Al-Shabwan. The attacks were the latest in a series of airstrikes carried out by the US drones against the terror group in Yemen.