Again: U.S. drone strike kills six suspected jihadis in Yemen

A U.S. drone killed at least six suspected al Qaeda militants in Yemen’s southeastern province of Maareb on Thursday, officials said, the sixth such strike in less than two weeks.

The strike follows Yemen’s announcement on Wednesday that it had foiled a plot by al Qaeda to seize two major oil and gas export terminals and a provincial capital in the east of the country…

At least 20 suspected militants have been killed since July 28, when a drone strike killed at least four members of Ansar al-Sharia, a local militant group affiliated to Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), one of the most active branches of the network founded by Osama bin Laden.