Airstrike kills 15 Al Qaeda militants in Yemen

Yemeni military officials say 15 Al Qaeda-linked militants have been killed in a missile hit on their training camp in the country's south.

The officials say Wednesday's airstrike targeted the militants' camp north of Jaar town in the southern province of Abyan.

U.S. drones have been active over Yemen, tracking and striking Al Qaeda operatives with missiles.

Al Qaeda has held Jaar for a year now. Parts of the province's capital Zinjibar are also under Al Qaeda control, but government troops have fought their way into the city's center last week.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity in line with military regulations.

Al Qaeda's branch in Yemen is considered one of the most dangerous and has been linked to several attempted attacks on U.S. targets.