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Mon Sep 10, 2012, 11:37 AM

In the skies of the Arab desert nation of Yemen, drones are more common than rain.

Raining Drones in Yemen

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Hakim Almasmari

In the skies of the Arab desert nation of Yemen, drones are more common than rain.
Nine US drone strikes were conducted in a span of two weeks killing at least 31.
Some of the killed had links to al-Qaeda, but none were on Yemenís most wanted terror list.
In the end of the day, they are dubbed terrorists.
Yemenís hands are tied and can only watch its allies take lead.
Results are catastrophic at times, but the weak government is silenced.
Only Yemenis will pay for their errors.
In one attack, a major mistake was in the making.
A misdirected US drone killed 13 civilians, among them three women.
The countryís central province of al-Baitha was the sight of the attack, home of Yemen most ruthless and armed tribes.
No one apologized for their death. Silence hit the area and fears of retaliation grew. Families of the killed closed the town down.
These tribes donít forget their dead.

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