Bringing today’s body count to ten.
God bless the CIA.
US drones struck yet again targeted al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in Yemen, this time outside the capital of Sana’a. The strike is the fourth by the US in Yemen in five days.
The CIA-operated, remotely piloted Predators or the more deadly Reapers attacked a vehicle as it traveled in a rural area outside of Sana’a, according to Reuters. Six AQAP members are reported to have been killed in the attack. No senior AQAP fighters are reported to have been killed in today’s strike.
Today’s strike in Al Jawf is the fourth in Yemen in five days, and the fifth strike this month. The US launched two strikes in Marib province on Jan. 19 and Jan. 21; two Saudis are reported to have been killed in the Jan. 19 attack. In another strike, on Jan. 22, the US killed four AQAP fighters in a strike on a vehicle in Al Jawf province in northern Yemen.