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Drone kills 15 Al-Qaeda suspects, 3 civilians in Yemen

Yemeni protestors chant anti-Israel and anti-U.S. slogans during a demonstration to show support for Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, in Sanaa, Yemen, Friday, April 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

SANAA: A drone strike Saturday killed 15 Al-Qaeda suspects and three civilians in Yemen's central Baida province, a stronghold of the extremist group, a security official said.

The jihadists were traveling in a vehicle toward the southern Shabwa province, witnesses said. The three civilians were passing by in another car.

The United States is the only country that operates drones in Yemen, but officials rarely discuss the covert program.

 

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