A US Predator drone sets off from its hangar at Bagram air base in Afghanistan
A US Predator drone sets off from its hangar at Bagram air base in Afghanistan. A US drone killed five suspected Al-Qaeda militants in the Yemeni province of Shabwah, when two missiles pulverised the car they were travelling in, tribal sources have said. © Bonny Schoonakker - AFP/File
A US Predator drone sets off from its hangar at Bagram air base in Afghanistan
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Last updated: July 3, 2012

Five Al-Qaeda suspects killed by drone in Yemen

The attack took place on the road between the town of Bihan and Assilan, in the southwestern province to which Al-Qaeda elements have fled after being driven out of neighbouring Abyan province by government forces.

Last month, Yemeni troops recaptured a string of Al-Qaeda strongholds across the troubled south and east where the militants had seized control last year.

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