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Drone strikes in Yemen kill al-Qaeda recruiter Hamed Radman

An MQ-9 Reaper, a hunter-killer surveillance UAV5 Predator Avenger C-5 General Atomics Avenger Robin Yong
An MQ-9 Reaper, a hunter-killer surveillance UAV5 Predator Avenger C-5 General Atomics Avenger Robin Yong
Staff Sgt. Brian Ferguson

Two drone strikes were launched in Yemen on Wed. April 17, killing five AQAP fighters (al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula). These were the first attacks since Jan 23. Those strikes killed six AQAP fighters that were in the Sana'a province.

Shadow is an unmanned aerial vehicle operated by Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 3 in the skies of southwestern Afghanistan
Cpl. Justin Boling

Yemeni intelligence officials told AP, the first strike in the Oussab al Ali area, killed four AQAP members while they were driving a vehicle in that area.

Oussab al Ali is described as a mountainous region located in the middle of three provinces of central Damar, southern Ibb and eastern Hodeida.

The second strike on Wed. is said to have killed Hamed Radman who was an influential al-Qaeda member and recruiter for that terror organization.

The Long War Journal says, a "Yemeni witness in the area said that US drones were deployed over the village where Radman was killed for three days before striking." The strikes are said against AQAP are said to have originated from a base in Saudi Arabia.

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