U.S. drone strikes kill 10 suspected militants in Yemen

An apparent U.S. drone attack killed at least six suspected al Qaeda-linked militants in southern Yemen on Saturday, while Yemeni government forces killed 15 others in a new offensive against insurgents, local and military officials said. U.S. officials said earlier this week they had thwarted a plot by the Yemen-based al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) to arm a suicide bomber with a non-metallic device, an upgraded version of the “underwear bomb” carried onto an airliner on Christmas Day 2009. …

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