TODAY   |  April 22, 2014

Drone strikes kill dozens in Yemen

New details emerge on drone strikes and airstrikes that targeted al Qaeda militants over the weekend. NBC chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel reports.

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>> ask you about these drone attacks in yemen. they started over the weekend, and as i understand, this has continued and we have new details here.

>> we have some new details. remember last week, we aired on this program a video from al qaeda in yemen, a very brazen video, about 100 militants out in the open, apparently unconcerned that they could be attacked. that video embarrassed t ethe yemeni government and seems this weekend there was retribution. a sustained campaign against al qaeda , more than 60 militants killed in air strikes and drone strikes. as operations continue, u.s. officials say they got amazingly good cop ration from yemeni officials.