Via LWJ:

US drones conducted their first strike against al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in southern Yemen in two weeks, killing nine members, including one described by the Yemeni military as a “dangerous leader.”

The unmanned Predators or Reapers attacked a farmhouse at dawn today outside of Jaar in Abyan province, killing nine AQAP operatives, local residents told Reuters. The drones struck the farmhouse three times, according to news service. […]

The Yemeni military described Nadir Haider Nasser al Shaddadi, the AQAP commander killed in the raid, as “the terrorist and dangerous leader of the al Qaeda.”

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