One civilian was killed, and two injured, in an alleged US or Yemeni strike on Loder, April 18th, that also purportedly killed six militants, sources said. A tweet from @fhgfdgdd and @BRQNews1 reported that the son of Tariq al-Fadli was among the dead militants, which was also reported by Yafanews.
Reuters reported that “Loder residents told Reuters one person was also killed and another two injured after mortar rounds hit their houses.”
The air strike near the southern village of Loder killed at least six militants, according to a Defence Ministry statement.
Reuters could not independently confirm who launched the strike and AFP said the Yemeni government did not say if the air force or US drones were responsible. The warplanes were identified as being Yemeni in the Yafanews’ article.
Xinhua reported the attack destroyed a number of armoured vehicles captured by the militants.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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Reports of the incident mention that a military camp southeast of the town of Lawdar (لودر) was targeted in the Abyan governorate. The generic coordinates for the town of Lawdar (لودر) are: 13.88149, 45.868922. Due to limited information and satellite imagery available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.