Sana’a: Suspected US drone strikes killed a senior Al Qaida militant and three others in Al Manaseh area in the southern province of Al Baydha, southern Yemen, a source told Gulf News.

The source said that the attack occurred at 1am  when the first drone  hit the car of Qaid Ahmad Nasser Al Dhahab, the spiritual leader of Al Qaida in the province. Another male passenger was also killed.

“The strike killed them all and when the other group of Al Qaida rushed to rescue them, the second drone fired missiles, killing two more,” the source said.