The US has carried out a commando raid on an Al-Qaeda stronghold in Central Yemen, killing 14 militants.

The Military sources said one US Soldier was killed and three were injured.

Several apache Helicopters were reported to have taken part in the operation in Al-Baida Province.

Three Al-Qaeda leaders were among those killed in a battle lasting 45 minutes in a village in Yakla District.

Leading Al-Qaeda figure Abdul Raouf Al-Dhahab was among those killed in the night-time operation in which drones were also used.