UPDATE 4-Senior al Qaeda operative killed in US strike in Yemen - sources

November 5, 2014 7:34 PM

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* Houthis advance deeper into areas held by Ansar al-Sharia (Updates with al Qaeda mourning the two leaders)

SANAA, Nov 5 (Reuters) - A senior al Qaeda leader wanted by the United States and an area commander of its local affiliate, Ansar al-Sharia, were killed in U.S. drone strikes in central Yemen overnight, the Islamist militant group said on Wednesday.

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