Saturday, June 30, 2012

Yemeni Foreign Minister Admits Asking US to Use Drones in His Country

The Yemeni foreign minister has admitted that Sana'a has requested an attack on US drones in his country.

Yemen's Foreign Minister Abu Bakr al-Kurbi revealed on Wednesday that Sana'a had asked Washington to send killer planes in some of the problems faced with Al Qaeda fighters.
"Concern lies in the infiltration of extremists and terrorists into Yemen from Somalia," Kurbi explained.
"It is very difficult for us to distinguish between people displaced for humanitarian reasons and terrorists," he added.

In May, US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta acknowledged for the first time the use of drones in Yemen.
The United States has often launched drone strikes not only in Yemen but also in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Somalia.

Washington claimed to target fighters but witness and victim reports provided by local officials showed that civilians were the main victims of the attacks.

MuslimDaily/The Truth Seeeker Media

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