A US drone strike reportedly killed two alleged AQAP militants in Al Sawma’ah district, Bayda governorate, on the evening of April 7th 2017. There were no known associated reports of civilian harm.
Several sources – for example Yemen Live News – reported that the alleged militants were killed while travelling on a motorbike in the area. Local security sources told AFP that the strike took place in the evening on April 7th; most sources, though posted on April 8th, did not specify a date.
However, one source, @demolinari, indicated that a strike in the area, which reportedly killed two militants, took place on the afternoon of April 8th. A separate single-source event has been created to account for the possibility that this constituted a unique event.
The incident occured in the evening.
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Reports of the incident mention a vehicle being struck within the Al Sawma’ah district (مديرية الصومعة), for which due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further. The generic coordinates for Al Sawma’ah district are: 14.207644, 45.815614.