A US drone strike reportedly killed two alleged AQAP militants in or near Jabal Akad, in the Lawdar district of Abyan governorate, on November 10th 2017. There were no known reports of civilian harm.
According to @demolinari and @NokhbaHadramout, the US strike targeted the militants as they were travelling on a motorbike, killing both. Reuters correspondent Mohammed Ghobari (@MohammedGhobari), however, suggested that the strike targeted a car.
Academic Dr Elizabeth Kendall also suggested that there had been local reports of a drone strike against a motorcycle in the area that had killed two, but did not assign responsibility to the US.
The incident was first reported on November 10, 2017 at 7:38 pm by @demolinari.
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Reports of the incident mention a vehicle being struck in the vicinity of Jabal Akad (جبل عكد), east of Al Ayn (العين), in the Lawdar (لودر) district. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further. The generic coordinates of Jabal Akad are: 13.818682, 45.937657.