04 Oct 2012 10:00
A U.S. air strike targeted a car carrying members of Al-Qaeda on Thursday, October 4th, in the Al-Saed region of Shabwa city, 500 kilometers south-east of the Yemeni capital Sanaa.
Three members of Al-Qaeda died, one of them an Egyptian national.
Eye-witnesses said that they saw a Toyota going to the mountains, and moments later they heard a loud aircraft flying over the area and bombing the vehicle, which was carrying four al-Qaeda members who were heading to a mountainous, fortified area.
Despite the cease-fire between Al-Qaeda and government forces late last June in southern Yemen, a long-term war has been waged by the Yemeni government forces with the help of the U.S.
Observers believe that Al-Qaeda has changed its strategy recently to hit-and-runs against the Yemeni authorities, who are still struggling to eliminate Al-Qaeda from the country.