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Drone strikes kill militants in Yemen; Americans urged to leave

Posted By admin On August 6, 2013 @ 10:20 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Elise Labott and Mohammed Tawfeeq
CNN [1]
August 6, 2013

A pair of suspected U.S. drone strikes killed four al Qaeda militants in Yemen as the United States maintained a heightened security alert in the country and urged all Americans to leave immediately.

Security sources told CNN about the strikes but didn’t offer additional details. A Yemeni official said four drone strikes have been carried out in the past 10 days.

None of those killed on Tuesday were among the 25 names on the country’s most-wanted list, security officials said.

It is unclear whether the strikes were related to the added security alert in the country after U.S. officials intercepted a message from al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri to operatives in Yemen telling them to “do something.” The message was sent to Nasir al-Wuhayshi, the leader of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the terror group’s Yemeni affiliate. U.S. intelligence believes al-Wuhayshi has recently been appointed the overall terror organization’s No. 2 leader.

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[1] CNN: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/08/05/world/yemen-us-drone-strike/index.html

[2] US Evacuates Personnel From Yemen Following Droning Of Four Al Qaeda Militants: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-evacuates-personnel-from-yemen-following-droning-of-four-al-qaeda-militants.html

[3] US steps up drone strikes in Yemen as al-Qaida attack fears mount in capital: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-steps-up-drone-strikes-in-yemen-as-al-qaida-attack-fears-mount-in-capital.html

[4] Obama Orders Drone Strikes, Killing of 6 “Suspected Militants” in Yemen: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-orders-drone-strikes-killing-of-6-suspected-militants-in-yemen.html

[5] U.S. increases Yemen drone strikes: http://www.prisonplanet.com/u-s-increases-yemen-drone-strikes.html

[6] ‘Al-Qaeda’ kills 20 Yemen troops after leader eliminated by U.S. drone strike: http://www.prisonplanet.com/%e2%80%98al-qaeda%e2%80%99-kills-20-yemen-troops-after-leader-eliminated-by-u-s-drone-strike.html

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