From Chicago Tribune:

More airstrikes were carried out again in Yemen, this time in the mountains where the provinces Bayda, Shabwa, and Abyan meet.


Early reports say 7 alleged Al-Qaeda militants were killed. Other reports say the airstrikes struck the town where a leader with Al-Qaeda’s Yemen branch lives and also homes in the district of January’s raid that killed a Navy SEAL.

One of the purposes of the airstrikes is to limit Al-Qaeda’s use of Yemen as a safe place for plotting terror attacks.