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Yemen says 55 al-Qaida militants killed in camp

By The Associated Press
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SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemen's interior ministry says 55 al-Qaida militants were killed in an hours-long series of strikes on a training camp operated by the group in the country's south.

The statement Monday said three senior members were among those killed, without elaborating. It said the identification process for those killed is continuing.

The operation, which kicked off Sunday and is believed to have involved U.S. drones, targeted a sprawling training camp of al-Qaida in the rugged mountains of Mahfad between Abyan, Shabwa and al-Bayda provinces.

Security officials said the camp's infrastructure was destroyed. Washington considers Yemen's al-Qaida branch to be the most active in the world.
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