Rocket American percussion drone destroyed near Raglan the Yemeni province of Marib a car with five armed men, which intelligence agencies identify as militants of the terrorist network al-Qaeda. This is with reference to data of local residents, reports Reuters.

According to them, an airstrike hit a moving target. Explosion was such force that to identify the bodies impossible, said the eyewitnesses.

Upon arrival of news, official statements from the US military was not. Also keep silence, and a local militia group al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula operating in several provinces of the South-East of Yemen.

According to the Agency, the jihadists feel at ease in these regions, while the Pro-Iranian Houthi rebels are fighting with the forces of the legitimate President of the country, which supports local coalition of Arabian monarchies led by the Saudis.

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The armed conflict in Yemen continues for the third year. On the one hand there are the Houthi rebels and those loyal to former President Saleh part of the army, and other troops ousted President Abd rabbu Mansour Hadi. A coalition of Arab States led by Saudi Arabia was on the side of Hadi and March 2015 carries out air strikes on areas of Yemen, which is controlled by Houthis.

Huthis associated with Iran, and Yemeni foreign Minister accuses Russia in supplying weapons to them. The Houthis demand for Yemen’s Shiite minority Sunnis with equal rights and participation in government. Rebels opposed to the regular forces supporting the legitimate President, and various volunteer groups of local tribes. Also part of the territory captured by groups of al-Qaeda and the Islamic state who are fighting against the Huthis against government troops.

October 8, 2016 in an airstrike on a building in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, killing more than 140 people and wounded 525 people. The Saudi authorities have privately admitted that it was one of the combat aircraft led by Riyadh coalition.

See also: Yemen air strike bombed a hotel: dozens of dead media




In Yemen strike US drone destroyed a car with five militants – media 09.10.2017

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