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Air strike in Yemen suggests U.S. drone war survives leader's downfall

Jan 27, 2015    

SANAA (Reuters) - A suspected U.S. drone strike on a car in eastern Yemen killed three men believed to be al Qaeda militants on Monday, officials said, suggesting Washington's remotely-piloted air war has survived the overthrow of the country's U.S.-backed leader.President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi and his government quit on Thursday after he was besieged inside his palace by an Iranian-allied armed group, depriving Washington of an ally in its campaign against al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), one of the most powerful branches of the global Jihadist network.The attack in Marib province w...

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