At least four Al-Qaeda suspects were killed in an airstrike in Yemen's Marib province on Sunday night, Almasdar Online reported quoting a statement by local sources.
"A warplane targeted a car in the Wadi Abida area that was suspicious of carrying Al-Qaeda militants," the sources said.
The strike came two days after Al-Qaeda, whose members have recently started to regroup in the south, raided a military base killing and injuring tens of soldiers.
"Another car of Al-Qaeda was seen at the site after the strike taking the bodies of the killed to an unknown place," the sources added.
Among those who were killed was Sanad Oraidan Al-Okaili, a brother of an Al-Qaeda leader who was killed in Abyan few months ago, the website said.
The Yemeni army is continuing a massive hunt for Al-Qaeda operatives across the republic killing, wounding and arresting many of them including senior leaders.
US drones have largely contributed to successful strikes targeting militants in southern and southeastern regions.
Earlier this year, the Yemeni army launched a US-backed offensive and drove the militants out of their strongholds in Abyan and Shabwa provinces.
Al-Qaeda has since carried out deadly suicide attacks including the last attacks on the military base in Abyan province two days ago.