U.S. Bombs Kill Al Qaeda Militants In Yemen

At least 14 suspected al Qaeda insurgents are reported dead in Yemen following a day of bombing by U.S. drones.
Security officials confirmed four people were killed in the latest attack in Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden’s ancenstral home province of Hadramout on Thursday evening.
Two earlier attacks had killed 10, bringing the tally to 30 al Qaeda dead since July 28.
The attacks came days after the U.S. government shut its embassy in Yana’a, the Yemeni capital, and evacuated staff. The Yemeni government revealed it had uncovered a major al Qaeda plot to blow up oil pipelines and sea ports.
Meanwhile, U.S secretary of state John Kerry has welcomed a donation of $100 million to the UN Center on Counterterrorism by Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah.
“With these funds, we hope that the UN Counterterrorism Implementation Task Force (UNCTITF), of which the center is a critical component, can intensify its work to provide countries with the long-term capacity building support they need to implement the UN Global Counterterrorism Strategy,” Kerry said.
UN secretary-general Ban Ki Moon also welcomed the donation.


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