A factory reportedly used by Al Qaeda for weapon storage to the north of Jaar was targeted in an alleged Yemeni airstrike as fighting in the city continued, sources reported, adding that up to 14 Al Qaeda militants were killed in the battle, with between nine and 13 killed by the airstrike, on May 20, 2012. There are currently no known reports of civilian harm.
Reuters, who reported that at least 11 were killed in the battle on May 20th, said that up to nine militants were killed in the airstrike – citing local residents who said a vehicle carrying the bodies of alleged insurgents was seen speeding from the factory. A tweet from @hbashrbash put the number of Al Qaeda militants killed at 13.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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Reports of the incident mention that the airstrike targeted a ‘factory used as a base by militants’ in the town of Ja’ar (جعار). Due to limited information and satellite imagery available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further. The generic coordinates for the town of Ja’ar (جعار) are: 13.223161, 45.305486.