SANAA, Yemen, Aug. 30 (UPI) --
Two senior leaders of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula were among six militants killed Friday in Yemen by U.S. drone strikes, local security officials say.
Qaed al-Thahab, AQAP's top leader in the country's Baitha province, was among the dead, CNN reported.
He was described as a "high-profile target."
Two unmanned drones launched eight missiles that targeted the militant's vehicles.
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