Saudi-led air strikes killed at least 16 people in Yemen on Friday, the country's dominant Houthi militia said. Elsewhere on Yemen's battlefields, a drone(likely operated by the US) targeted an army base held by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) in southeastern Yemen in the early hours, killing four suspected militants, witnesses said. The base is near Mukalla, the Hadramout provincial capital which had been the target of several drones attacks in recent weeks including one that killed AQAP leader Nasser al-Wuhayshi.
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A number of al Qaeda in the Arab Peninsula (AQAP) militants were killed when an air strike hit their training camp in a remote mountainous region of southern Yemen on Saturday and Sunday, April 19-20, 2014 - the Yemeni defense ministry said. AQAP has been regarded by Washington as the jihadist network’s most dangerous affiliate. According to unofficial reports the April 20 attack comprised three separate strikes that were directed at a terrorist training camp in al-Mahfad, killing up to 25. On the 19 April attack ten AQAP personnel and three civilians were also killed on another drone attack; intelligence report said they were planning attacks on civil and military targets in al-Bayda province, in southern Yemen.
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