US strikes Saudi convoy in Ma'rib after suspicions it transported Al-Qaeda leader

US strikes Saudi convoy in Ma'rib after suspicions it transported Al-Qaeda leader

A number of people, including civilians, were killed and wounded on Sunday in a US raid targeting a suspected Al-Qaeda leader in Ma’rib province, northern Yemen.

This was reported by Yemen News Portal, based on testimonies of local sources.

According to the local sources, a drone strike targeted a military pickup vehicle, belonging to a commander in the Saudi-backed Hadi government-in-exile forces north of Ma’rib city, killing and injuring those aboard along with several civilians who were near the targeted site at the moment.

According to the sources, the vehicle was carrying an unidentified al-Qaeda leader.

The sources said that militants from the organisation were deployed in the area after the raid, and preventing people from getting in and out of the area.

The raid reinforces the already strong suspicions that Saudi-led coalition has been using the al-Qaeda organisation as allies in its seven-year war on Yemen.

The fact that a US attack was targeted at a military convoy that was part of a Saudi-led force further points to the chaotic and complicated nature of the Saudi and US involvement in the war against Yemen.

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