A Saudi national known to be a key al Qaeda bomb maker was wounded during a U.S.-led drone strike in Yemen, according to a Yemeni news report.
Iran test-fired an anti-aircraft missile system during a mock fight against Western forces early Wednesday as it continues to conduct a four-day military display during which it has unveiled several advanced weaponry systems, according to Iranian news reports.
A U.S. official on Wednesday rejected reports that China’s military was behind Iran’s downing of a U.S. spy drone. Two online news outlets, one in Asia and one in the Middle East, recently reported that China likely had a role in the downing of the CIA-operated stealth drone known as the RQ-170 over Iran in December. The drone was on a classified reconnaissance flight under the control of the CIA in western Afghanistan when the remote pilots lost control due to an unspecified malfunction.