Suspected US drone strike kills 6 Al-Qaeda fighters in Yemen

Al-Qaeda and a Daesh affiliate have exploited the ongoing conflict to expand their presence in Yemen. (File/AFP)
Updated 26 November 2018
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Suspected US drone strike kills 6 Al-Qaeda fighters in Yemen

  • The tribal leaders say an unmanned aircraft targeted an Al-Qaeda hideout in Al-Qrishia district in Bayda province on Sunday
  • Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, as the Yemeni group is known, has long been considered the network’s most dangerous branch

SANAA, Yemen: Yemeni tribal leaders say a suspected US drone strike killed six alleged Al-Qaeda militants in the country’s southwest.
The tribal leaders say an unmanned aircraft targeted an Al-Qaeda hideout in Al-Qrishia district in Bayda province on Sunday, killing two commanders and four other militants.
The tribal leaders spoke on condition of anonymity, fearing for their own safety.
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, as the Yemeni group is known, has long been considered the network’s most dangerous branch and has attempted to carry out attacks on the US mainland.
Yemen was plunged into civil war more than three years ago.
Al-Qaeda and a Daesh affiliate have exploited the chaos to expand their presence in Yemen.


GCC nations commence enhanced security patrols across the region

Updated 19 May 2019
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GCC nations commence enhanced security patrols across the region

  • The patrols are aimed at increasing communication and coordination
  • GCC fleets working in tight coordination with each other and the US Navy

LONDON: Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) nations commenced enhanced security patrols across the region in international waters on May 18, according to a statement from the US Naval Forces Central Command (5th Fleet).

The patrols are aimed at increasing communication and coordination with the GCC nations in support of regional naval cooperation and maritime security operations in the Arabian Gulf.

As agreed to last week in a meeting at US 5th Fleet headquarters in Manama, Bahrain, ships of the GCC - both navies and coast guards - are working in tight coordination with each other and the US Navy.