As reported by National Post
, Daily News and Analysis
and CBS News
two air strikes in the south of Yemen have killed seven al Qaeda militants.
This comes some two days after details came to light concerning a Saudi mole within the network who provided the CIA with intel that gave the CIA the capability to target important al Qaeda targets.
These recent batch of strikes were carried out in the town of Jaar. It was one of two attacks, and was confirmed to have been carried out by a drone, the U.S. has often used drone strikes against al-Qaeda forces in Yemen, and this particular strike was carried out within the territory in the south of the country that has been held by al Qaeda for the past year.
Al Qaeda have captured swaths of territory in the south of Yemen by capitalizing on the political turmoil within the country which has seen at least 2,000 people killed in a popular uprising against the Ali Abdullah Saleh regime.
"Eight militants were killed and their bodies were left in pieces."
-- AFP source
The attack was a surgical one, and among those it killed was a militant known as "Jallad" who was in charge of armaments for al-Qaeda's militants in Yemen.
This raid has come after an air strike in eastern Yemen on Sunday killed Fahd al-Quso an al-Qaeda leader wanted in connection with the suicide bombing of the U.S.S. Cole
in 2000. His name was on the FBI's most wanted terrorist list and any information that would have led to his arrest would have been rewarded with as much as $5 million.