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Saudi jets bolster US drone attacks on Yemen: report

Posted By admin On January 4, 2013 @ 6:25 am In World News | Comments Disabled

AFP [1]
Jan 4, 2013

Saudi Arabia has provided fighter jets to assist the United States with its drone strikes against Al-Qaeda targets in Yemen, the London Times reported on Friday.

US drones are backing Yemeni forces combating militants of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). The group’s Yemen branch is considered by Washington to be the most active and deadliest franchise of the global jihadist network.

The Times cited a US intelligence source as saying that “some of the so-called drone missions are actually Saudi Air Force missions”.

US drone attacks in Yemen nearly tripled in 2012 compared to 2011, according to the Washington-based think tank New America Foundation, and for the first time totalled more than in Pakistan last year.

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[1] AFP: http://www.france24.com/en/20130104-saudi-jets-bolster-us-drone-attacks-yemen-report

[2] ‘Saudi jets bombard N Yemen, kill dozen’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/saudi-jets-bombard-n-yemen-kill-dozen.html

[3] ‘Al-Qaeda’ kills 20 Yemen troops after leader eliminated by U.S. drone strike: http://www.prisonplanet.com/%e2%80%98al-qaeda%e2%80%99-kills-20-yemen-troops-after-leader-eliminated-by-u-s-drone-strike.html

[4] U.S. increases Yemen drone strikes: http://www.prisonplanet.com/u-s-increases-yemen-drone-strikes.html

[5] Drone strikes kill militants in Yemen; Americans urged to leave: http://www.prisonplanet.com/drone-strikes-kill-militants-in-yemen-americans-urged-to-leave.html

[6] US steps up drone strikes in Yemen as al-Qaida attack fears mount in capital: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-steps-up-drone-strikes-in-yemen-as-al-qaida-attack-fears-mount-in-capital.html

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