ADEN: A US drone killed a “commander” of Al-Qaeda militants in Yemen in a strike on the central province of Baida, security sources said on Thursday.
Shroum al-Sanaani, a local military commander with Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula group, was travelling on a motorbike along with an unidentified man when the strike killed them both, the sources said.
The attack was carried out on the Yakala area, a stronghold for the militant group where US drones have repeatedly targeted Al-Qaeda members in the past few months.
The United States considers the Yemen-based AQAP to be the group’s most dangerous branch. APP