May 12th, 2012
04:41 PM ET

Drone strike kills suspected al Qaeda militants in Yemen

A U.S. drone strike killed seven suspected al Qaeda militants Saturday in the Mareb province of Yemen, part of a continuing air campaign against the terror organization, security officials said.

The drone struck one of three vehicles carrying the suspected militants in the district of Huraib, the officials said. The other two vehicles fled the area unharmed and continued toward the southern Abyan province.

A heavy government presence was at the scene immediately after the attack and residents said thick smoke and flames could be seen from miles away.

Among the dead were three al Qaeda leaders, according to the officials, who called the attack a blow to the al Qaeda network in the country.

The strike occurred nearly a week after a senior operative of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula was killed by a CIA drone strike and less than three weeks after a Yemeni-linked terror plot to bring down a U.S.-bound jetliner was foiled.

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  1. chrissy

    lol yea sure, blame whoever you want mitch/mary. Youre both nasty.

    May 12, 2012 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    Thanks pete, youre probably right. You too and have your way trolls, knock yourselves out. No really, knock yourselves out! Gnite.

    May 12, 2012 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Mary

    oh shut up chrissy. get over yourself, hag.

    May 12, 2012 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  4. World Traveller

    Now, now, Mary, that wasn't very ladylike. Oh, wait.....never mind.

    May 12, 2012 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
  5. True Enthusiast

    And Mary, how many times do i have to teach you the fine art of hi-jacking? You have to jack yourself so people wont suspect you! You ARE dumb as a post!

    May 12, 2012 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  6. dazzle ©

    @Mitch, somebody sent me a text message and told me you are on this thread. I am still here, just got aggravated with being trolled. Spent the day out in the sun. How are you? I hope your weekend is going well.

    May 12, 2012 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Mitch

    @dazzle....I'm having a great weekend, thanks. My boyfriend and I are going down to the gay bar and will be trying to pick up some hot drag queens to take home. I bought some extra lube in case I get it up the poop chute tonight. (I hope so, hehe)

    May 12, 2012 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • dazzle ©

      @Mitch, you have a troll unless you turned out to be gay.

      May 12, 2012 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  8. hamsta

    What do i mean by god complex? i mean obama thinks its ok if he does it but if someone else does it they are evil satanic sinner criminals. whos the racist? the muslims who continue to dress like terrorists so you cant even see there face while they worship osama bin laden and al qaeda or me who has a problem with that?

    May 12, 2012 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
  9. hamsta

    @ chrissy What do i mean by god complex? i mean obama thinks its ok if he does it but if someone else does it they are evil satanic sinner criminals. whos the racist? the muslims who continue to dress like terrorists so you cant even see there face while they worship osama bin laden and al qaeda or me who has a problem with that?

    May 12, 2012 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    shut up hamsta, or I'll throw my soiled Depends diaper at you.

    May 12, 2012 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  11. hamsta

    @dazzle the trolls seem to be out tonight. i guess parents today use computers and tvs as babysitters.

    May 12, 2012 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
  12. dazzle ©

    @hamsta, I can see that. Computers and Television are no more than electronic baby sitters;

    May 12, 2012 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
  13. dazzle ©

    @True Enthusiastic, I think just about all of them all trolls.

    May 12, 2012 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  14. dazzle ©

    Should be enthusiast.

    May 12, 2012 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  15. ♚Mmmmm♛

    ....very much disappointed in you drone daddy...still in the doghouse daddy-o!

    May 12, 2012 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
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