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Suspected U.S. drone strike kills civilians in Yemen, officials say

Posted By admin On September 3, 2012 @ 9:04 am In Featured Stories | Comments Disabled

Hakim Almasmari
CNN [1]
Sept 3, 2012

A U.S. drone strike targeting al Qaeda suspects in Yemen killed 13 civilians, including three women, three security officials in the restive Middle Eastern country said.

“This was one of the very few times when our target was completely missed. It was a mistake, but we hope it will not hurt our anti-terror efforts in the region,” a senior Yemeni Defense Ministry official told CNN. The official asked not to be named because of the sensitivity of the issue.

The United States typically does not comment on reports it has used unmanned aircraft to target terror suspects, but is widely believed to be doing so in Yemen, a key battleground against al Qaeda.

Families of the victims closed main roads and vowed to retaliate. Hundreds of angry armed gunmen joined them and gave the government a 48-hour deadline to explain the killings, which took place on Sunday.

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[1] CNN: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/09/03/world/meast/yemen-drone-strike/

[2] Drone strike kills two in southern Yemen: officials and residents: http://www.prisonplanet.com/drone-strike-kills-two-in-southern-yemen-officials-and-residents.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] ‘US drone strike’ against Qaida in Yemen kills 9: Source: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-drone-strike-against-qaida-in-yemen-kills-9-source.html

[5] U.S. drone strike kills 3 al-Qaida suspects in Yemen: official: http://www.prisonplanet.com/u-s-drone-strike-kills-3-al-qaida-suspects-in-yemen-official.html

[6] Suspected US strike kills 11 in Pakistan: officials: http://www.prisonplanet.com/suspected-us-strike-kills-11-in-pakistan-officials.html

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