Suspected US drone kills 8

2013-01-20 08:48

Sanaa - Yemeni military officials say eight people have been killed in two suspected US drone strikes in Abieda valley in central Marib province.

Residents contacted by The Associated Press say that at least two of the eight people killed in Saturday evening's strikes were known al-Qaeda militants of Saudi nationality. They identified one as Ismail bin Jamil.

They say at least three of the bodies were charred beyond recognition.

Security officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to speak to media. Residents spoke anonymously for fear of reprisal.

The US has carried out dozens of suspected drone attacks against al-Qaeda in Yemen, which Washington considers the group's most active branch.

The nation on the tip of the Arabian Peninsula is among the poorest in the region.

  • johan.jacobs.5680 - 2013-01-20 09:37

    Excellent hightech weapon use it wherever and whenever nessecary.

      latino2000 - 2013-01-20 12:23

      A terrorist will say same thing ...

  • gorden.norman - 2013-01-20 10:11

    I don't see what all the fuss is about Yemeni government probably welcoms these drone strikes. I don't see them complaining.

      fidel.uncensored - 2013-01-20 10:30

      There is no "government" in Yemen, but pliable administrators under the control of both the US and the Saudis! It wouldn't matter if it complained as Washington would ignore it, as it does in Pakistan!

      gorden.norman - 2013-01-20 10:49

      Acording to you yes acording to the rest of the world

      gorden.norman - 2013-01-20 11:26

      Fedel if it where Pakistan or any other country taking on terror I would support them too as long as the evil is dealt with. We will differ I am anti terror in my way and you in your way. (Simply put if say the earth is round you would argue that is is flat)

      fidel.uncensored - 2013-01-20 11:56

      I am also anti state terrorism, which many people, especially the likes of you overlook or don't understand. Terrorism is nothing but privatisation of war. War is undertaken by the state whereas terrorism is undertaken by organisations. In war, mass murder is committed using most modern weaponry (This is the biggest form of state sponsored terrorism), millions of people die, millions of people will be displaced, millions of children die. In terrorism, people die in thousands. Terrorists use crude methods to kill people. Both are evil, but the larger evil is always war and the US has a major share in it. Terror weapons used to fight an undeclared war is not war ON terrorism, but a war OF terrorism! Here's an interesting article for naive people like you about this so called war. Rebranding the War on Terror for the age of Obama: ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ and the promotion of extra judicial killing

  • jimmy.kawa.1 - 2013-01-20 10:28

    no problem with drones. got a problem with drone attackes happening in sovereign countries without that country giving permission. where does it stop? will the US ever be held accountable for the deaths of innocent people during these attacks? and if i fly a drone over the white house for surveillance there will be an international outcry... team america - f%ck off.

  • dave.ducker.3 - 2013-01-20 10:30

    A good counter terrorism weapon but is it not matching terrorism with terrorism? Is this not the US of A playing "God?" no trial no questioning just blow them away? and yet other countries do this and they are condemned by the US and the rest of the "gang" interesting!

      fidel.uncensored - 2013-01-20 11:16

      It is terrorism indeed, state terrorism to be exact, also accompanied by the deaths of innocents who are dismissed as collateral damage, a term that could only be coined by psychopaths who are masters at double speak!

      Luba Mayekiso - 2013-01-20 13:40

      So true, when Israel targets one Hamas leader then every human rights activist and government on the planet cries foul. Yet, the US does this so routinely and nobody complains!

      simphiwe.charlie.5 - 2013-01-20 16:27

      exactly Luba,it's wrong whoever does it, and all should be condemned equally.

  • fidel.uncensored - 2013-01-20 10:40

    The prospect of the Forth Reich (US) controlling the world with drones. People in US killing people all over the world from the safety of an armchair in California. It's an American Dream! With every step further into medieval stupidity, the US becomes more and more like the thing they think they are fighting....terrorists!

  • rickey.tickey - 2013-01-20 11:03

    How about asking the US to get some target practise with their drones on an individual in Zimbabwe?

      NkhumeleniNemakhavhani - 2013-01-20 11:54

      zimbabwe no!!

  • latino2000 - 2013-01-20 12:54

    So you think that Al Qaeda should be free to commit their atrocities? So you think that USA should be free to commit their atrocities?

  • tiaan.truter - 2013-01-20 13:34

    @leonard.zulu.39 are u serious,a weapon of "mass destruction" Have u seen what a suicide bomber does to a populated area ?

  • Sibusiso - 2013-01-20 17:14

    Why does America do all these dreadful things? Oil and Israel.

      avremel.niselow - 2013-01-20 17:51

      Wrong, to protect people from terrorists.

  • Jo - 2013-01-20 18:35

    So suicide bombers can kill thousands of innocents a year but a few highly accurate drone strikes with little to no collateral is totally unacceptable? I fail to see the logic.

      avremel.niselow - 2013-01-20 18:48

      It's called moral relativism.

  • nervern - 2013-01-20 20:18

    Great stuff! If they were hiding in South Africa I'd still allow the USA to drone their bums to hell.

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