A U.S. drone strike in Yemen killed 10 suspected al-Qaeda members over the weekend, according to local government officials, as raids against the group continued to intensify in southern Yemen.

The United States is the only force known to operate armed drones over war-torn Yemen, where thousands have died in the conflict and millions now face famine.

Fadl Tissi, Han Tissi and Sultan Amri – three Yemenis “known for their ties to al-Qaeda” – were killed when their car was hit in a drone attack on Qaifa in the central Bayda province late on Sunday, a local government official said.


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