SANAA, Yemen — Two U.S. drone strikes Wednesday killed at least five suspected al-Qaida militants and destroyed the house of one of them in a mountainous area south of the capital, Sanaa, a Yemeni security official and witnesses said.
The four were killed in the first strike while riding a vehicle in the desert area of Oussab al-Ali, about 140 kilometers (90 miles) south of Sanaa, the official said.
The second strike killed a fifth suspected jihadi, Hamed Radman. A drone bombed his house, the official said. Radman is known to security authorities as influential al-Qaida member and played a role in recruitment, he said.