New Rounds of Civilian Drone Strike Deaths In Yemen

By Isa Abu Jamal

Mohammed Mukhashaf reported recently for Reuters that local officials and residents in Yemen’s southern Lahj Province experienced devastating drone strike, killing another round of victims in the region already plagued by US drone strikes.

Angus McDowall explains the vehicle was traveling on a mountain road late on Saturday evening “killing its two occupants and bringing to 15 the death toll from four strikes in three days.”

Local officials and residents alike said the vehicle was traveling between Yafe and Radfan, and was believed to be carrying arms. Reuters suggests that its occupants were suspected members of al Qaeda. Residents claimed, however, that these were civilian casualties.

Reuters also claimed that an airstrike on Friday, in Yemen’s eastern Hadramout Province, killed five suspected militants, while two strikes in Hadramout and Marib Province killed eight militants on Thursday.

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