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U.S. drones raid al-Qaida militants in southeast Yemen, 7 terrorists killed

(Xinhua)

10:51, March 31, 2012

ADEN, Yemen, March 30 (Xinhua) -- U.S. drones raided al-Qaida fighters in Yemen's southeastern province of Shabwa on Friday, killing at least seven terrorists and injuring several others, a security official told Xinhua.

The air strike hit the al-Qaida hideouts near the town of Azzan in restive Shabwa province, the local security official said on condition of anonymity, adding that several insurgents could be killed during the air bombing.

The air raid also destroyed a vehicle carrying al-Qaida fighters on the main road of Azzan, the official said.

"The militants inside the destroyed vehicle were killed and all of them were local chiefs in the al-Qaida network," he said.

Medics told Xinhua anonymously that eight civilians were injured during the air strike and had been brought to treatment in a nearby hospital.

"Flames and smoke could be seen rising from the bombing area following the air raid," a local resident said.

"The warplane which is still hovering over the region targeted gatherings of al-Qaida elements and many militants where either killed or injured," the resident said.

The United States intensified air raids against the Yemeni- based al-Qaida branch in the past few months, killing and injuring scores of militants across the restive southern regions.

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Michael Childress at 2012-03-3172.75.83.*
you should not repeat news without verification; terrorism is in the eye of the talker. they could have killed women and children. the same sources reported al-Qaida was spent. read more, think more.
  

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