US strike in Yemen kills five al-Qaeda members: Officials
Five al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) members were killed in a US air strike in Yemen last week, officials said on Wednesday.
The 21 October strike occurred in a remote area of Marib Governorate in war-torn Yemen, the US military's Central Command said in a statement.
AQAP "remains a significant threat to the region and to the United States," CENTCOM spokesman Army Major Josh Jacques said.
The militants’ "presence has a destabilising effect on Yemen, and we are working to deny them a haven from which to plan future attacks".
The suspected AQAP members' names were not released.
AQAP and the Islamic State (IS) group have exploited a power vacuum created by a conflict between the government and Houthi rebels to expand their presence in Yemen, especially in the south and southeast.
US operations against AQAP in Yemen are separate from a Saudi-led coalition campaign against the Houthis.