The United States is the only country known to have conducted drone strikes in Yemen.

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Sanaa, Yemen (CNN) -- A drone strike in Yemen killed at least 15 people on Saturday, including 12 suspected al Qaeda militants, three Yemeni Defense Ministry officials told CNN.

The strike occurred in the al-Hazemiyah district of al-Baitha province, the officials said. The militants were heading to neighboring Shabwa province, a hotbed for al Qaeda, they said.

The United States is the only country known to have conducted drone strikes in Yemen. This strike occurred after the release of a video showing a large gathering of al Qaeda members in Yemen.

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