Skip to comments.Officials: US drone strike kills 13 in Yemen
Posted on 12/12/2013 2:16:47 PM PST by NormsRevenge
SANAA, Yemen (AP) Missiles fired by a U.S. drone slammed into a convoy of vehicles traveling to a wedding party in central Yemen on Thursday, killing at least 13 people, Yemeni security officials said.
The officials said the attack took place in the city of Radda, the capital of Bayda province, and left charred bodies and burnt out cars on the road. The city, a stronghold of al-Qaida militants, witnessed deadly clashes early last year between armed tribesmen backed by the military and al-Qaida gunmen in an attempt to drive them out of the city.
There were no immediate details on who was killed in the strike, and there were conflicting reports about whether there were militants traveling with the wedding convoy.
A military official said initial information indicated the drone mistook the wedding party for an al-Qaida convoy. He said tribesmen known to the villagers were among the dead.
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Don't ya love our Middle East diplomacy policy?
Collateral damage happens.
It's a hit.
Unless it was terrorists headed to a wedding.
Let Allah sort them out!
These folk sure do get married a lot!
Honey, what would you like for your honeymoon?
Not to die.
For folks what don’t drink, those fellas sure spend a lot of time going to weddings.
Looks like Amazon is testing their delivery systems for wedding gifts.
It's a hit.
Weddings are dangerous in the mideast.
initial information indicated the drone mistook the wedding party for an al-Qaida convoy.
Skynet comes to Yemen.
Virgins all around for the 13 martyrs!
To be honest after the third or fourth virgin I’d be begging Allah for a pro.
I'm suuuurrrrrre Medea Benjamin, Cindy Sheehan and Code Pinko are going to be outraged about this ....!
Drones seem to be attracted to wedding parties.
I love happy endings....
Wait until they have the funerals.. Oy vey.. no rest for the old joysticks then..
Target practice for 2014 ?
Oh the outrage! Oh the condemnations! All the world’s leaders are condemning it. NOT!
But they would be if Bush were president!
Fellow islamists barry doesn’t like.
Simple, Bush wasn’t a muslim.
It’s the same muslim propaganda voice that contributed to bringing Bush down and simultaneously propelling their man into the White House.
Maybe they should just live together like good liberals do.
Avoids travelling, expenses and drones.
What’s not to like?
Hey, what’s under these burquas? Why it’s “beans and franks” (Hattip to “CSI: Las Vegas”)
‘til death do us blown apart.
Was the goat hit?
So they better come up with a confirmed name of a terrorist
Ah. Congrats, Ahmed. Welcome to Paradise... Meet your first two virgins!
Considering this regime, that name will be Ted Cruz.
You know, if we're gonna go Dresden on this country, let's put on our big boy pants and do it right.
For Phoque's sake; let's stop dicking around and play war like it was meant to be played.....Unconditionally.
That’s what you get for registering for gifts at Lockheed Martin, Fatima.
Some days terrorists, some days, wedding partiers..
Don’t ya love our Middle East diplomacy policy?
Collateral damage happens.
Yahoo! Our resident is king of the drones, after all he said he’s really good at killing people. Well actually Obamapuss is really good at having other people do his killing, no matter what the cost.
The U.S. used to be the good guys. Everyone knew the U.S. would never do what the USSR would do. It’s sad that our government is using our military to murder innocent people and they don’t care.
Are you sure about that. President Bush seemed clear that Islam was the superior to Christianity. Remember, Islam is the religion of peace, not a religion of peace. Meaning Christianity is not a religion of peace. Did Bush ever say anything positive about Christianity?
The only thing I remember Bush saying is that Jesus was his favorite philosopher. Which is interesting, because he doesn't say anything about his divinity. And Muslims are always say how Jesus was a great prophet etc., but he is not divine. So, Bush's beliefs about Jesus seem to be in line with what Muslim's beliefs. Has Bush ever come out and denied he was a Muslim?
Hey, Hey, Hey! Funny you mentioned that...
... the muslim voice has told us.
Conversely, that is why Obama can operate with relative impunity from the muslims.