Written By: Mohammed al-Kibsi
Article Date: Aug 8, 2012 - 3:40:25 PM
Over thirteen suspected Al-Qaeda militants have been killed in Yemen over the past two days, including five non-Yemeni Arabs and one is believed to be a top bomb maker, officials and tribesmen said on Tuesday.
Yemeni forces shot dead three Al-Qaeda militants in a raid on their southern hideout on Tuesday, hours after drone strikes killed two others in the centre of the country, officials and tribesmen said.
The army and militiamen raided a house where al-Qaeda militants were hiding in Jaar, prompting a firefight in which two militants were killed and three others were arrested, said local sources.
Four Al-Qaeda suspects implicated in the attack have been arrested, according to officials.
Also on Tuesday, three al-Qaeda insurgents were killed by a drone stroke in the district of Al-Qatan in eastern Hadramawt province.
Another attack hit two vehicles carrying seven passengers in the southern town of Radda late Monday, killing them all. The official SABA news agency said one was Abdullah Awad al-Masri, also known as Abou Osama al-Maribi, whom it described him as one of the most dangerous elements of al-Qaeda in the militant stronghold of Baydha province and the man in charge of a bomb-making lab.
SABA did not specify his nationality. The agency said the dead also included a Bahraini, a Saudi, two Egyptians, and one Tunisian.
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