U.S. Drone Attack Kills 6

    Image #: 17868722    epa03216081 Yemeni soldiers on a vehicle patrol during fighting with al-Qaeda-linked militants in the southern province of Abyan, Yemen, 12 May 2012. Media reports quoted that suspected secessionists have seized two army positions in volatile southern Yemen. The Yemeni Defense Ministry said that the army's preparations are ongoing to carry out a military storm against several towns in Abyan province, southern Yemen, controlled a year ago by the extremist Ansar al-Sharia, an armed group affiliated with al-Qaeda in Yemen.   EPA/STR /LANDOV

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    At least six suspected al Qaeda–associated militants appear to have been killed by U.S. drones Saturday in Yemen following the announcement earlier this week that U.S. officials prevented an attempted suicide bombing against the U.S. by members of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. Yemeni officials reportedly killed 15 other potential Qaeda militants today as well. Yemeni civilians were warned by leaflets dropped by Air Force planes to vacate the area ahead of the offensive.

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