COUNTERTERRORISM

Three Al Qaeda Suspects Killed in Yemen

A U.S. drone strike on a house in central Yemen has killed three al Qaaeda militants, according to Yemeni security officials. The house was in the Obeida Valley in Marib province, where Al Qaeda has a strong presence. Militants, meanwhile, killed 14 soldiers on Friday near the city of Shibam, apparently because they took part in military campaigns against them. A website affiliated with the Yemeni Al Qaeda branch confirmed the deaths, saying that the soldiers were taken to a main market in Shibam, where people were told why the soldiers were going to die.