A US drone strike reportedly targeted alleged AQAP militants near Al Madara village, in the Mudiyah district of Abyan governorate, late on April 30th 2017. There were no known associated reports of civilian harm.
Multiple social-media sources, including @WeenAlEnfigar and @BaFana3, reported that US drones were seen flying in the area at the time, and that a “large explosion” was heard in the east of the district.
Twitter user @demolinari specified that the strike targeted AQAP near Al-Madara: “US drones flying regularly over central #Abyan launched a strike on #AQAP near Al-Madara village south of #Mudiyah town. #SouthYemen #Yemen”.
The incident occured during the night.
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Reports of the incident mention the village of Al Madara (المدارة), south of Mudiyah (موديه) town, for which the generic coordinates are: 13.8749, 46.0918. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.