SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemeni officials say U.S. drone strikes have
killed nine militants, including the media chief for al-Qaida's
Tribal elders say one of the others killed was the 21-year-old
son of Anwar al-Awlaki (ahn-WAHR' al-aw-LAH'-kee), the
American-born radical Muslim preacher killed in a Sept. 30 U.S.
Security officials say five drone strikes were carried out
overnight by American drones on suspected al-Qaida positions in
Yemen's largely lawless south.
The missile attacks appear to be part of an effort to stamp out
the threat from al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, which U.S.
officials have said is the terror network's most active and most
Meanwhile, in Yemen's capital, witnesses say at least nine
people were killed when forces loyal to embattled President Ali
Abdullah Saleh (AH'-lee ahb-DUH'-luh sah-LEH') opened fire on
protesters. Six people were killed in fighting between Saleh's
forces and anti-regime tribesmen and renegade troops.