US suspected drone kills five persons in Shabwa
[Yemen Post] A US suspected drone targeted two vehicles in which al-Qaeda-linked Orcs and similar vermin were traveling in al-Saeed district of Shabwa governorate, killing five al-Qaeda suspects, local sources affirmed.
The sources said that an Egypt national and another leader of Al-Qaeda in Azan area were among the killed.
The Yemeni authorities say they sometimes allow to use US drones to attack hideouts and operatives of al-Qaeda in the Arab Peninsula seen by Washington among the most dangerous branches of al-Qaeda.
The Yemeni army that engages in wide-range war with al-Qaeda managed to kill dozens of Orcs and similar vermin and cooled for a few years
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
more others in Abyan
...a governorate of Yemen. The region was a base to the Aden-Abyan Islamic Army terrorist group until it dropped the name and joined al-Qaeda. Its capital is Zinjibar. In March 2011, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula declared the governate an
Islamic Emirate after seizing control of the region. The New York Times fastidiously reported that those in control, while Islamic hard boyz, are not in fact al-Qaeda, but something else that looks, tastes, smells, and acts the same. Yemeni government forces launched an effort to re-establish control of the region when President-for-Life Saleh was tossed and the carnage continues...
, Shabwah, Aden and other governorates during the past months.
Though Al-Qaeda Orcs and similar vermin including big shots have been targeted by US drones in Yemeni southern and southeastern regions, US drones sometimes miss its target and kill civilians, tribal sources say.
Yemen's Parliament had summoned the Interior Minister Abdul-Kader Qahtan to ask him about US drone attacks that killed about thirteen persons including two women on Saturday in Rada town of Al-Baidha governorate.
In a session held last, members of parliament demanded to investigate US drone strikes that targeted "innocent persons" under pretexts of fighting al-Qaeda.
A politician, Sadeq Al-Basha, strongly criticized the attitude of the Yemeni government toward the drone strikes, affirming that extrajudicial killing is prohibited in all laws and legislations.
man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them...
President Abdurabu Mansour Hadi
...the second and possibly the last president of Yemen, successor to former President-for-Life Ali Abdullah Saleh...
, who is in a Western trip, said Saturday that he personally approves every U.S. drone strike in his country and described the remotely piloted aircraft as a technical marvel that has helped reverse al-Qaeda's gains.
Posted by: Fred 2012-10-06