The attack is the fourth by the US in the Datta Khel area of North Waziristan since July 10; at least three al Qaeda leaders are thought to have been killed in one of the strikes.
Sanafi al Nasr, a top al Qaeda leader based in Syria, named three jihadists killed in the “Khorasan.”
The strike is the second in the Datta Khel area of North Waziristan in the past week.
Abdul Basit Usman was rumored to have been killed in a US drone strike in North Waziristan, Pakistan in 2010. He has since been spotted in the Philippines.
The strike is the second in the village of Darga Mandi in the past week, and just the third in Pakistan this year.
A “key” Haqqani Network commander and two “prominent Afghan Taliban commanders” are said to have been killed in the two drone strikes in Pakistan that took place over the past 24 hours.
Ali bin Lakraa’ al Kazimi, the leader of Ansar al Sharia in Al Mahfad district, was killed in a US drone strike on April 20.
Ibrahim al Asiri is said to be the target of a drone strike that hit a vehicle. The day before, another US and Yemeni attack killed more than 30 AQAP fighters at a training camp.