US drone bombs al-Qaida bastions in southeast Yemen, 10 killed
ADEN, Yemen, June 13 (Xinhua) — At least 10 members of the Yemen-based al-Qaida branch were killed when U.S. drones hit their bastions in Yemen’s southeastern province of Shabwa early Wednesday, a security official told Xinhua.
The U.S. drones carried out two air strikes on bastions and checkpoints of al-Qaida militants in the insurgents-controlled town of Azzan in Shabwa province, killing at least 10 terrorists, the local security official said on condition of anonymity.
“High-ranking commanders of the al-Qaida group are believed to have been killed in the air strikes,” the security official said.
“Arms depot belonging to the militants was also pounded,