In addition to conducting drone strikes, Americans flew Yemeni commandos to suspected al-Qaeda training camps where more than three dozen militant were killed over the weekend, CNN reported Tuesday.

U.S. personnel piloted Russian-made Yemeni helicopters to mask American involvement in the raids in the Mahfad mountains of southern Yemen, an unidentified official told the network.

Yemeni forces battled suspected members of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, but no Americans were involved in the fighting, the official added. […]