Saturday, October 15, 2011

Nine killed in US drone strikes on Yemen

Laura Kasinof
October 15, 2011
ADEN: Air strikes, believed to be by US drones, have killed at least nine people in Yemen, including a senior official of the regional branch of al-Qaeda and an American, the 17-year-old son of an al-Qaeda official killed by the US last month, according to the government and local reports.
Fighting also escalated in the capital, Sanaa, where at least 12 anti-government protesters were killed by security forces near the Foreign Ministry, and at least four civilians were killed in a battle near the airport, opposition officials said.
The fighting was the deadliest since the President, Ali Abdullah Saleh, returned to the country last month, and coincided with rising political tensions as all sides await a statement expected by the United Nations Security Council in coming weeks.

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