Yemen's Interior Ministry has revealed that two Saudis were killed in an air raid conducted against Al-Qaeda militants in the remote province of Marib, affirming that al least ten terrorists were killed.
The ministry said the two Saudis were centered in Al-Wadi district of Abyan, pointing out that the raid came simultaneously with a military campaign conducted by the army against stronghold of Al-Qaeda militants in some towns of Abyan.
Military sources said the army killed 16 Al Qaeda fighters on Monday and that six soldiers were killed in clashes with militants in Abyan.
Meanwhile, a military official said one warplane on Monday missed its target in Jaar, accidentally shooting at civilians and wounding two children.
In retaliation for the raid, Al-Qaeda militants have blown up a gas pipeline the town of Azan of Shabwah governorate.
The military carries out a plan prepared by Yemeni and American experts, and Yemen's air and marine forces take part in the campaign.
President Abdu Rabo Mansour Hadi approved an military plan that is under the control of senior military commanders including Minister of Defense Mohammad Nasser Ahmed.
chief counterterrorism advisor to U.S. President Barack Obama, John Brennan discussed with Yemeni officials including President Abdu Rabo Mansour Hadi mutual relationships and cooperation's between the Yemeni and US militaries, in particular counter-terrorism.
Media sources said the United States sent nearly 45 counter-terror trainers to Yemen this week in an effort to strengthen the Yemeni government’s ability to fight al-Qaeda.
Al-Qaeda's affiliate in Yemen was able to exploit the chaos and tool control on some towns, primarily in the south.