A drone strike killed two suspected al-Qaida members in southern Yemen on Thursday, a security official said.
The strike targeted the pair in a military vehicle at a jihadist checkpoint in Shabwa province, the official told AFP.
The United States has carried out numerous drone strikes in Yemen.
It has vowed no let-up in its war against jihadists, who have exploited the power vacuum created by a conflict between the government and Huthi rebels to expand their presence in south and southeast Yemen.
A Saudi-led coalition which is militarily backing the Yemeni government has also turned its sights on the jihadists.
Washington considers the Yemen-based Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula to be the network’s deadliest franchise.