Thursday, September 6, 2012


In Yemen:

ADEN, Yemen (Reuters) - A U.S. drone strike killed six suspected Islamist militants in eastern Yemen on Wednesday, a security official said, the latest sign of a Washington-backed campaign against al Qaeda-linked fighters in the impoverished country.

The drone fired eight missiles at a house where fighters were thought to be hiding in the Wadi al-Ain area of Hadramout province, a witness told Reuters. Eight people managed to escape, the witness added.

Washington, concerned about the spread of militancy in the Arabian Peninsula, has stepped up attacks by unmanned aircraft this year.

Wednesday's strike was the fourth reported in Hadramout in two weeks.

Islamist militants gained ground in Yemen and took control of several towns during an uprising which forced President Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down in February.

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is one of at least two militant groups based in Yemen. It has mounted operations in neighboring Saudi Arabia and attempted to launch attacks against the United States.

On Sunday, ten civilians including a 10-year-old girl were killed by a Yemeni government air strike that apparently missed its intended target, a car carrying militants nearby, said tribal officials and residents.
Are we at war with Yemen? We're not? Just checking.

Well, I'm happy we killed these suspected militants, especially since we found out earlier this year that according to our government "suspected militants" means any military aged male.

Pretty sure if a someone was haphazardly bombing my country and killing lots of innocent people I'd be spreading militancy towards them as well.


  1. ...yeah. Interesting that the drone strike killed "suspected militants" and the "Yemeni government" airstrike killed civilians.