A US drone strike reportedly killed an alleged AQAP militant, named as Ahmad Masfar Al-Khadr Al-Walidi, in or near Al-Furayd, in the Mudiyah district of Abyan governorate, around midnight on November 1st-2nd 2017.
A local source told Sputnik that Al-Khader was killed by a drone strike between the villages of Al-Fareed and Kawkab. Al-Riyadh further reported that Al-Khader was a “field leader” for AQAP.
Others, including @demolinari and @Dr_E_Kendall, suggested that there were reports that Al-Walidi may have been killed by an IED, possibly his own that had detonated early. There were no known reports of civilian harm.
The incident occured around midnight.
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Reports of the incident mention a vehicle being struck in or near the village of Am Furayd (أم فريض), for which the generic coordinates are: 13.92457, 46.1741. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.