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Airstrike kills militants in Yemen, second in two days

People inspect the wreckage of a car hit by an air strike in the central Yemeni province of al-Bayda April 19, 2014. The air strike killed 10 suspected al Qaeda militants in the central Yemeni province of al-Bayda on Saturday, security and tribal sources said. REUTERS/Stringer

ADEN, Yemen: A number of Al-Qaeda militants were killed when an airstrike hit their training camps in a remote mountainous region of southern Yemen Sunday, the Defense Ministry said.

It was the second air strike against militants in two days. On Saturday, another strike killed 10 Al-Qaeda militants, as well as three nearby civilians, in central Yemen.

The September 26 Defence Ministry website quoted an official source on the High Security Committee as saying that an airstrike hit the mountainous region between Al-Mahfad in Abyan province and Azzan in Shabwa.

The source did not give an exact number for the death toll.

 

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