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3 killed in US assassination drone strike in Yemen

Iran Press TV

Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:23AM GMT

At least three people have been killed in an airstrike carried out by a US assassination drone in Yemen’s southern province of Shabwa.

The attack took place at dawn on Tuesday after the unmanned aircraft targeted a car carrying the three victims and blew it up in pieces, tribal sources said.

The airstrike was second such attack carried out by US drones in Yemen in three days.

On Saturday night, six people were killed in a similar attack in al-Mahfad district in the southern Abyan Province.

The United States often uses its assassination drones to hit targets in Yemen and some other countries, including Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Although the US claims it targets “militants,” the facts on the ground show that civilians are frequently killed in the raids.

According to the Washington-based the New America Foundation, the US killer drone attacks in Yemen almost tripled in 2012.


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