US drone kills 3 in first strike since Yemen leader resigned

January 26, 2015 1:18 PM

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SANAA, Yemen – The first U.S. drone strike in Yemen since the start of the year killed three suspected Al Qaeda fighters on Monday, signaling Washington's determination to keep striking the global network's most lethal branch despite the Yemeni president's resignation in the face of a Shiite rebel power grab.

Tribal and security officials in the central Yemeni province of Marib said a missile struck a vehicle carrying three people near the border with neighboring Shabwa province, an Al Qaeda stronghold. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to journalists...

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