An alleged US Predator drone strike struck a makeshift Al Qaeda checkpoint in Mihfed, Abyan Province killing up to 10 members of Al Qaeda and wounding as many as dozens more. There are currently no known reports of civilian harm.
AFP reported that a local security official said that the US drone strike had killed three militants and wounded two more, while @Sada_Aden tweeted that two were killed in the “American raid”.
Meanwhile, Xinhua reported that “10 Al Qaeda militants were killed and dozens of others were injured” on the evening of September 7th when a US drone struck “several targets” in Abyan.
Xinhua said that Predator drones “bombed an abandoned hotel and a primary school on the eastern outskirts of Jaar city” in Abyan, and that local residents in Jaar said that dozens of families have fled to nearby provinces of Aden and Lahj, “fearing renewed botched air strikes by the Yemeni air forces and the US drones”.
The incident occured in the evening.
Sources (10) [ collapse]
Reports of the incident mention the village of Al Mahfed (المحفد), for which the generic coordinates are: 14.059345, 46.915427. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.