US drones pounded the Hadramout Province today, according to the Yemeni Defense Ministry, in what would be their third such attack of the week. The strike killed eight people, who the ministry identified as “suspected militants.”
On Tuesday another drone killed two “suspects” in the province in a strike on a pair of vehicles on a highway. On Wednesday, another strike killed four people, including one identified as a moderate Sunni cleric who had no known militant ties.
The US does not generally disclose its drone strikes, except on the rare occasions when it kills a noted militant they actually have a name for. The Defense Ministry officials declined to provide further details on the strike.
President Obama has dramatically escalated the number of drone strikes launched by the US worldwide, killing thousands of people in such strikes in Pakistan and continually escalating the program in Yemen.
2 thoughts on “Yemen: Eight ‘Suspects’ Killed in US Drone Strike”
Obama is truly the Drone King! Who would have believed it after the lies he told to get into the White House. And Romney will be worse.
The world approaches its last days. The Brave New World has brought nothing but death and destruction.
It's better described as the Ignoble Evil Empire!
Suspects? They're not even using the words "militant" and "insurgent" anymore. Not that anyone really cares since the Wing Nuts are the only ones that don't know that whether it's "suspect," "militant," "insurgent" or "terrorist" is just a word to describe the women, children and innocent civilians they're blowing to pieces.
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