A US drone strike reportedly targeted alleged AQAP militants in Qarn Amarim village, Mudiyah district of Abyan governorate, on the evening of April 16th 2017. There were no known associated reports of civilian harm.
Some social media sources reported (for example @Demolinari) that a strike had taken place against militants travelling in a car in Mudiyah, though one instead suggested that the strike targeted a gathering of AQAP members. Abyan Now tweeted an image of a destroyed vehicle.
According to Erem News, “anti-terrorist forces” associated with the Yemeni government said that AQAP leaders were killed in the US strike against their car. As such, Airwars has assessed the minimum alleged number of dead belligerents as two.
The incident occured in the evening.
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Reports of the incident mention a vehicle being struck in the vicinity of Qarn Amarim (قرن أمارم) village, east of Mudiyah (مودية) town. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further. The generic coordinates for Mudiyah district (مديرية مودية) are: 13.904075, 46.233215.