Yemeni security officials say a drone strike on Thursday near the southern Yemeni city of Jaar killed at least Nine Al-Qaeda suspects,The officials say at least three strikes at dawn targeted a gathering of militants on farmhouse just west of Jaar that Yemen's army took back from rebel control this summer.
The United States is the only country that operates drones in the region which in recent months have been deployed in strikes against Al-Qaeda targets in the south and east of the country.
Resident of the area who came to the site after the attack said they found six charred bodies and the scattered remains of three other people, identifying one of those bodies belong to a local leader called Nader al-Shaddadi, a senior Al Qaeda militant in the southern Abyan province who led the group that occupied Jaar.
The security source confirmed that Shaddadi was among the dead meanwhile, that hundreds of Jaar's residents, gathered in front of the headquarters of the Resistance Committees in Jaar and celebrate Shadadi's death.
One resident told AFP that Shadadi, a Jaar resident himself, "had brought great harm to our city and he is responsible for all the devastation and the war" in the area.
Al Qaeda militants exploited a security vacuum and the weakness of Yemen's central government during last year's uprising against,grabbing large area of land across the south to carry out operations against the army and the local militias that fight alongside it, which has seen in recent months an intensified campaign of U.S. missile strikes, usually using the unmanned aircraft known as drones.
The resurgent Yemeni branch of al-Qaida on the Arabian Peninsula which still launch hit-and-run attacks on government and civilian targets throughout the country,vowed to carry out more suicide attacks to take revenge
The new president, Abdrabu Mansur Hadi, has taken aggressive actions towards Islamic radicals more than Ali Abdullah Saleh who ordered Yemen's army earlier this year launched very strong attack which forced al-Qaida militants to flee several of their bastions in the country's restive southern and eastern provinces which they occupied during last year's uprising against Ali Abdullah Saleh
After months of hard fighting defeated al Qaeda in the south. which make the separatist tribes thinking seriously to back off on their demands for establishing a separate state. After they haved such heavy losses.
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