WASHINGTON - US-operated drones carried out deadly missile strikes against suspected al-Qaida targets in Pakistan and Yemen on Friday, US government sources said.
There was no connection between the targets in the two locations, other than the fact that both sets of terrorists who were attacked were believed to have had some connection with al-Qaida affiliates, according to the sources.
Reports from Aden said that at least five suspected al-Qaida militants traveling in a car in southern Yemen's Shabwa province were killed when a drone strike set their vehicle on fire. Witnesses said a second drone hit an empty building.
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