Al-Qaeda militant killed by drone strike in Yemen

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Al-Qaeda militant killed by drone strike in Yemen

ADEN: (APP) A drone strike killed a suspected Al-Qaeda militant in southern Yemen, a security official said on Thursday, as the US steps up its air war against the militants.

The missile hit Al-Qaeda provincial official Ahmed Ali Saana as he was riding a motorbike late on Wednesday in the town of Khabar al-Muraqasha in Abyan province, a major target of recent drone strikes, the official said on condition of anonymity.

The Pentagon has confirmed more than 70 air strikes on Al-Qaeda targets in Yemen since February 28.