Yemeni tribesmen from the Popular Resistance Committees, supporting forces loyal to Yemen's Saudi-backed President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, launch a rocket in the Nehm region, west of Marib city, on February 4, 2016. AFP / ABDULLAH AL-QADRY
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A suspected U.S. drone strike overnight killed a top Islamist militant commander in southern Yemen who had run Al-Qaeda's combat operations and had a $5 million U.S. bounty on his head, residents said.Jalal Baleedi, alias Abu Hamza, was killed by a drone strike as he was travelling in a car with two others in coastal Abyan province.In nine months of civil war and a Gulf military intervention in Yemen, the U.S. has kept up a drone campaign there against Al-Qaeda and increasingly Daesh militants, who have continued to carry out attacks in the conflict-afflicted country.Another strike Thursday killed six Al-Qaeda militants in a car near Al-Rawda city in Shabwa province, residents said.
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