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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.