Yemeni civilians killed again


This video is called Yemeni Civilians Protest U.S. Drone Attacks (November 2011).

By Niall Green:

US steps up military operations in Yemen

10 September 2012

An aerial attack in Yemen killed eleven civilians, including three women and three children, in the town of Radda last week. The atrocity, one of a growing number of deadly strikes carried out either by US drone aircraft or by the Yemeni armed forces operating under US direction, also injured several other civilians in the area.

According to local news sources, the September 2 attack in Radda occurred when Yemeni military aircraft opened fire on two vehicles traveling through the town, which is located in the impoverished Al Bayda province, about 100 miles south of the Yemeni capital, Sana’a.

Al Bayda province is a frontline in the civil war between the Yemeni government and a tribal-based opposition in southern Yemen. Local media reported that the killings sparked protests in Radda and among tribesmen in surrounding area.

Yemen’s armed forces later took responsibility for the Radda attack, with a military spokesman claiming that the operation was based on “faulty intelligence” that the targets were part of a convoy that included Al Qaeda fighters.

A new analysis finds five ways drone strikes in Yemen are hurting American interests: here.

Yemen women and economic problems: here.

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