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.
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