US drone strike kills 5 Al Qaeda operatives in Yemen, three civilians

A presumed US drone strike Sunday killed five suspected members of Al-Qaeda and three civilians in the Al-Said area of the southern Shabwa province. They were not identified. Three civilians who went to their aid were killed when a second missile struck, the official said. Washington has sharply intensified its air war against jihadists in Yemen and Somalia since President Donald Trump took office, said to be shifting “from self-defense to additional precision fire.”

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