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Wed Jan 23, 2013, 06:18 PM

U.S. drone kills six suspected al Qaeda members in Yemen: sources

Source: Reuters

U.S. drone kills six suspected al Qaeda members in Yemen: sources

SANAA | Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:34pm EST

(Reuters) - At least six suspected al Qaeda members were killed in a U.S. drone strike in northern Yemen on Wednesday, local sources said, in an escalating campaign in which at least 20 Islamist militants have died this week.

The United States never comments on strikes by its pilotless aircraft, which it has used to track down militants in Yemen for years. The Yemeni government tolerates such strikes but usually does not comment on the U.S. role in specific incidents.

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The sources said the drone strike targeted a vehicle travelling in rural areas near the capital Sanaa.

"The vehicle was totally destroyed and the corpses were burned beyond recognition," one source told Reuters.

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Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/23/us-yemen-qaeda-idUSBRE90M1H520130123

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 06:27 PM

1. We need to stop the drone killings. nt

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Response to ladjf (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 06:47 PM

2. is there another way to stop the terrorists?

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Response to samsingh (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 08:28 PM

3. I don't think that the people we are killing from the drones is accomplishing anything related to

World peace. We could shoot those people for years with no solution to the so called "terrorist" problem.

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Response to ladjf (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 11:43 AM

4. what's the solution then?

the drones have gotten many high-ranking terrorist figures

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Response to samsingh (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 11:55 AM

5. There is no solution to ridding the world of terrorists. My belief is that the fact that we are

continuing to wage war in the middle East is perpetuating terrorist thoughts among the young
men of the region. In effect, we are recruiting more terrorists than we are killing.

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Response to ladjf (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 12:06 PM

6. not doing anything doesn't reduce terrorism either - look what happened in Mali before we got

involved

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Response to samsingh (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 04:10 PM

7. This is a judgement call. Since neither of us has any political pull, it doesn't matter anyway. nt

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Response to ladjf (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 05:26 PM

8. very true

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