Wednesday, 7. October 2015

The Yemen crisis is partly our fault. We can no longer facilitate this war

Yemen has turned into a humanitarian disaster, where thousands of bombs are being dropped, 1.5 million people are displaced and more than 90% of the population is in need of assistance.

US Kills Three people in Yemen

A drone attack believed to have been carried out by U.S. forces killed three suspected Al-Qaeda members travelling in a car in southeast Yemen, security and tribal sources said Saturday.

Drone attack targeting al-Qaida in Yemen kills three

The drone strike came a day after a soldier and a civilian were killed in a suicide car bombing in Huta that a Yemeni military source said targeted an armored vehicle of the Emirati armed forces.

US kills four *suspected* al Qaeda militants in Yemen

A drone strike killed four suspected al Qaeda militants in a car in the southern Yemeni province of Shabwa on Friday, local officials and residents said.

From Information Clearing House

Wednesday, 13. May 2015

US Kills 4 People In Yemen

The drone targeted a vehicle at the entrance to a presidential palace in Mukalla, capital of the southeastern province of Hadramawt, the official said.

US Drone Strike Kills 10 Pro-Hadi Militiamen in Yemen

Drone strikes kills 9 'Qaeda militants' in Yemen

The latest strike by a drone hit a vehicle in Rafadh, a town in the southern Shabwa province, killing all five suspected militants, a local official and tribesmen there told AFP.

US Kills 4 People in Yemen

A drone attacked an army base held by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) in southeastern Yemen in the early hours of Friday, killing four suspected militants, witnesses said official.

Ten alleged members of al Qaeda killed in a US drone attack in Yemen

Ten alleged members of Al Qaeda, including three local leaders, were killed in two raids by US drones in south-eastern Yemen.

US kills four suspected militants in Yemen: residents

The occupants of the vehicle were suspected members of Ansar al-Sharia, a part of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), one of the most active branches of the al Qaeda network.

U.S. kills five al suspected Qaeda militants in Yemen

The officials said the bombs hit the men in their car while they were traveling on a coast road east of the Arabian Sea port of Mukalla, which was occupied by al Qaeda fighters in April after security forces retreated.

US Kills 4 People in Yemen

The four were travelling in a car on the tarmac of Mukalla s Al-Rayane airport that was struck by a missile fired by an *American drone*, according to the unnamed official, killing them instantly. The night strike follows a similar attack on Friday which killed three Al-Qaeda suspects.

US kills 5 people in Yemen

*A drone targeted a house where alleged Al-Qaeda militants were gathered for a meeting, destroying it and killing all five inside* late Wednesday, said the local official, who asked to remain anonymous.

US Kills Four People In Yemen

A US drone strike against the Jawf Province destroyed a car, killing all four passengers within. The slain were referred to as *suspected al-Qaeda members* by local tribesmen, though as usual none of them were identified by name.

U.S. kills 4 alledged al-Qaida members in Yemen

At least four alledged, al-Qaida members were killed in a U.S. drone strike launched in Yemen s southeastern province of al-Baydha on Tuesday, a military official told Xinhua.

From Information Clearing House

Friday, 24. April 2015

US Kills 7 People in Yemen

Seven suspected al-Qaeda militants were killed in an apparent U.S. drone strike on the Yemeni port city of Mukalla which the militants overran earlier this month, a local official said Wednesday.

From Information Clearing House

Thursday, 16. April 2015

Impunity, Death, and Blowback: Report Exposes Illegal US Drone War in Yemen

With hundreds of civilians killed, US drone campaign set 'dangerous' international precedent as Yemenis face even greater threat from US-backed coalition attack.

From Information Clearing House

Friday, 10. April 2015

The Collapse of the Obama Doctrine

By Ramzy Baroud

To suggest that the United States policies in Yemen was a 'failure' is an understatement.

Friday, 27. March 2015

US-Created Violence and Chaos in Yemen

By Stephen Lendman

*Our elder sister, the Saudi kingdom, doesn t respect the Yemenis and wants to impose here in Yemen the sequence of events and divisions that happened in Libya.*

How Will the Yemeni Civil War End?

By Ron Paul

This idea that we can run an Empire with military threats, missiles, and economic sanctions is a fallacy.

Thursday, 19. December 2013

British Government Refuses to Rule Out UK Sending Drones to Bomb Yemen

Human Rights Activist in Yemen Receives Death Threat for Investigating Drone Attack

The United States? Bloody Messes in Yemen

Bereaved Yemenis Form Union Against Drones

US Drones Continue 'Massive' Operations in Third Day of Attacks

Questions That Should Be Asked About Recent Operations, Including Drone Strikes, in Yemen

Yemeni Government s Payouts Evidence of Civilians Killed by US Drone Attack

US Drone Kills Sixth Grade Boy in Yemen, says Human Rights Group

13-Year-Old Boy Who Lived In Fear of US Drones, Killed by CIA Strike in Yemen


Two suspected Qaeda militants killed in Yemen drone strike: residents

The drone aircraft fired at least one missile on a car in the al-Qatan region, completely destroying the vehicle and killing two people.

Yemen drone strike kills farmer: witnesses

A Yemeni farmer was killed in a U.S. drone strike on Wednesday in what witnesses said was an attack apparently intended for suspected Islamist militants in southeastern Yemen.

The United States' bloody messes in Yemen

U.S. killed innocent civilians in Yemen: Minister for human rights says.

U.S. kills four people in central Yemen

A U.S. drone strike hit a group of people driving a car in Yemen s central province of Marib on Thursday night, killing at least four and injuring several others, a Yemeni interior ministry official told Xinhua.

Deadly US drone strike violated civilian protections promised by Obama: HRW

The United States may have killed up to 12 civilians during a drone strike in Yemen last year, possibly violating both international law and the Obama administration s own targeted killing policy, according to a report by Human Rights Watch.

A Wedding That Became a Funeral

US Drone Attack on Marriage Procession in Yemen.

Three killed in US drone attack in east Yemen

The attack took place on Monday when the US s unmanned aircraft fired a missile, which hit a car and killed all the three people on board, local media reported.

Drone strike kills four Al Qaeda suspects in Yemen: military

A US drone strike in northern Yemen on Wednesday killed four alledged Al Qaeda members, including an Iraq veteran, a military official said.

US Kills 4 People In Yemen

A US drone strike in northeast Yemen has killed four suspected Al-Qaeda members, a tribal source said on Tuesday. Two missiles struck two vehicles late Monday in the Wadi Abida area, east of Sanaa, killing the occupants.

U.S. kills 3 people in Yemen

A U.S. drone strike killed three suspected al-Qaida militants in Yemen s northeastern province of al-Jawf on Wednesday, Yemeni officials said.

US Media Ignores 7 US Drone Strikes On Yemen In First 12 Days Of March

We already know that ignoring America s extrajudicial killings of unnamed brown people halfway across the world is uninteresting to most US media outlets. But this month, the establishment press has really outdone itself.

U.S.kills 3 people in southern Yemen

At least three alledged al-Qaida suspects were killed and four others injured in a U.S. drone strike in Yemen s southern province of Abyan on Tuesday night, local officials said.

New organization in Yemen seeks to criminalize U.S. drone strikes

According to the report, the National Organization for Drone Victims has been established by the families of drone victims and rights activists.

Death From Above: How American Drone Strikes Are Devastating Yemen

On the ground in a country where unmanned missile attacks are a terrifyingly regular occurrence

New Zealand, Australian Men Killed in Yemen Drone Strike

The newspaper said Wednesday the men were killed Nov. 19 during a Predator drone strike on militants traveling in a convoy of cars in Yemen s eastern region of Hadramout.

U.S. drone kills 21 in Yemen

A U.S. drone raid on early Saturday killed 16 alledged al-Qaida militants and five civilians in Yemen' s southeastern province of al-Bayda, a Yemeni army officer said.

In Yemen, Drones Don t Kill Innocents


When US military strikes kill civilians, it seems there s always someone ready to claim that US weaponry doesn t kill anyone who doesn t deserve it.

U.S. Kills 6 People In Yemen

The drone reportedly destroyed the car in which they were travelling in the Wadi Abida district of Maarib province.

8 Stories of Civilians Killed by U.S. Drone Strikes in Yemen

Blood was everywhere, and the people killed and injured were scattered everywhere," said Abdullah Muhammad al-Taysi.

UK troops working with US military at base for Yemen drone operations

Tom Watson MP and rights group express concern as MoD admits presence of UK personnel in Djibouti but denies involvement in plotting strikes on al-Qaida.

US to Reveal Secret Memo for Yemen Drone Attack That Killed 4 Americans

On the eve of a critical US Senate vote, the US Department of Justice (DoJ) has said it will release a controversial secret memo from 2011 that provides legal justification for drone attacks that killed four American citizens in Yemen.

U.S. kills 4 people in Yemen

*The unmanned U.S. drone fired missiles at a traveling vehicle carrying suspected al-Qaida members in the Wadi Abida district, in Yemen s central Marib province, killing about four men onboard,* the local security official said on condition of anonymity.

Drone strikes kill five suspected militants in Yemen

A drone strike killed five suspected al Qaeda militants in Yemen late on Friday, a local official and a tribal source told Reuters on Saturday.

US Kills 3 People In Yemen

*The air raid was conducted by a US drone plane which targeted a house in the Maareb province, killing three people inside who are *suspected* to be members of al-Qaeda,* a local official told the Reuters news agency.

US kills three *suspected* al Qaeda militants in Yemen: official

*The three armed men were traveling in a vehicle along a desert stretch between Yemen and Saudi Arabia s border when the drone shot two rockets at them. All three are dead,* the local official said.

4 al-Qaida members killed in U.S. drone strike in Yemen

*An unmanned U.S. aircraft fired two missiles at a vehicle carrying four suspected al-Qaida affiliates in Nisab district located in the outskirts of Ataq city, Shabwa's provincial capital,* a security official in Shabwa s military said on condition of anonymity.

US drone strike kills 2 AQAP fighters in Al Jawf

Sources also claimed that three young children, said to be brothers, have been injured as a result of the strike. The brothers were reportedly wounded while in the vicinity of their homes, close to the location of the strike.

US kills 9 alleged al-Qaida fighters in Yemen

A security official in Yemen says a suspected U.S. drone strike in the country's south has killed nine alleged al-Qaida militants amid the search for an American hostage.

US kills 3 people in Yemen

Yemeni tribal and security officials in the central province of Marib said a missile hit a vehicle carrying three men near the boundary with neighboring Shabwa province, an Al-Qaeda stronghold.

US kills 12 year old student in Yemen

A Yemeni rights group said on Tuesday a sixth grade student aged about 12 was killed in a U.S. drone strike east of the capital Sanaa, an assertion that could raise fresh concern over Washington s campaign against suspected militants.

US kills four people in Yemen

Yemeni tribal and security officials said on Saturday a US drone strike had hit a car in the Shabwa province, killing four suspected al-Qaida operatives.

U.S. drone strategy in trouble as Yemeni al Qaeda gathers support

Schoolboy Mohammed Taeiman died this week on a remote Yemeni road, a casualty of a U.S. drone campaign against the local branch of al Qaeda that seems to be sliding into disarray.

The U.S. Media and the 13-Year-Old Yemeni Boy Burned to Death Last Month by a U.S. Drone

By Glenn Greenwald

The U.S. media just got done deluging the American public with mournful stories about the Jordanian soldier, Moaz al-Kasasbeh, making him a household name.

US kills three in southern Yemen

A US drone struck a vehicle in the city of al-Houta in the southern province of Shabwah, killing the car's three passengers, allegedly militants, eyewitnesses told the Anadolu Agency.

From Information Clearing House


Drones Speak for America in Yemen

James Gundun, Truthout: The Obama administration promises to investigate drone strike casualties, the possibility of being fed false intelligence and the overall launch process of targeted strikes. Meanwhile, civilians in Yemen are dying and al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is garnering new recruits.


United States accelerates a counterproductive drone war in Yemen

Independent Institute
by Ivan Eland


Although President Barack Obama pledged to curtail U.S. drone attacks in the war on terror, in recent days in Yemen, he has done just the opposite. Three such attacks have whacked more than 40 alleged Islamist militants. It seems that three civilians were accidentally killed in the attacks. In terms of limiting 'collateral damage' to non-combatants, that?s a very good outcome, right No. This self-perpetuating drone war is creating more enemies than it is killing...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Wednesday, 7. August 2013

Without Warning, US Bombs Yemen

Drones in Yemen: 'Lack of Accountability When Strikes Go Wrong and Civilians are Killed'

Drones Bombing Over Yemen

Who Dies in Yemen Drone Strikes?

Dead at Only 24, Yemeni Anti-Drone and Pro-Democracy Activist Left Legacy of Peace and Justice

Yemeni Drones Victim to Visit Washington DC for Meetings with Congress and Activists

As Yemeni Addresses Congress, Drone Strikes Near Village

In Yemen, Terrorism Comes from Above

Murder in Yemen


U.S. kills four people in Yemen

A suspected U.S. drone killed four alleged al-Qaida members in Yemen on Tuesday, as the U.S. and British embassies evacuated staff amid reports of a threatened attack by al-Qaida that has triggered temporary shutdowns of 19 American diplomatic posts across the Muslim world.

Yemen and Me (and You)

By Thomas DiLorenzo

If the report is true, it has nothing to do with any ordinary American. None of us is in any danger whatsoever.

US kills 7 people in Yemen

The drone strike killed the militants in Shabwa province, setting two vehicles on fire, security officials said. It was the fifth strike in less than two weeks in Yemen

U.S. Kills Another 14 People In Yemen

By ICH and Agencies

Since July 27, the US has killed 34 peoplein Yemen, according to an Associated Press count provided by security officials.

The US View of Yemen as an al-Qaida Hotbed is a Travesty of the Truth

By Brian Whitaker

Yemen is a real place where people are demanding social justice and democracy. Their cause is only harmed by the US.

U.S. Kills Two More People In Yemen

At least two suspected Islamist militants were killed in a drone missile strike in Yemen's southern Shabwa province. 'The car was completely obliterated and the two men inside it were killed,' a local official said, adding the strike happened late on Monday. He gave no further details.

American drone attacks could provoke terrorism in Yemen

The Obama administration s relentless drone war gives the lie to the old saying that terrorism is a weapon of the weak: The world s most powerful military superpower practices terrorism too.

US kills 6 people in Yemen

Suspected US drone strikes killed an alledged senior Al Qaida militant and four others in Al Manaseh village in the southern province of Al Baydha, southern Yemen, a source told Gulf News.

US is Fighting in Yemen s Civil War

By Ryan Goodman

The president is waging a secret war in Yemen, and it s time for him to come clean.

Drones kill five "al-Qaeda suspects" in southern Yemen

Five suspected al Qaeda fighters have been killed by two drone strikes in Yemen s southern province of Abyan, the country's interior ministry said on Friday.

US Drone Strike Rips Yemeni Community Apart


"The smell of death was everywhere," "You couldn t tell who was who, if they were even human. It was sickening."

US Officials Admit CIA "Accidentally" Killed a Yemeni Child in a Drone Strike

Buried in a Los Angeles Times article yesterday was this remarkable government admission.

Yemeni tells White House of US drone strike that he says killed innocent kin

A Yemeni civil engineer has provided White House officials with a first-hand account of a controversial CIA drone strike last year that he says "terrorized" his small village, scattered body parts near the local mosque and mistakenly killed two members of his family, an imam who had denounced al Qaeda and a local police officer.

12 killed in US drone attack in Yemen

"A US drone hit a suspected Al-Qaeda hideout in Al-Mahfad town, Abyan province, late Saturday, killing 12 persons," the source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told Anadolu Agency.

Yemen: US drone strike kills 3 al-Qaida suspects

A Yemeni security official says a U.S. drone strike in southern Yemen has killed three "al-Qaida suspects". The official says Monday s strike hit the "suspects" moving vehicle in Hadramawt province and set it on fire.

US Kills 15 People In Yemen

Fifteen people on their way to a wedding in Yemen were killed in an air strike after their party was mistaken for an Al Qaida convoy, local security officials said on Thursday.

US Kills Civilians in Yemen: Witnesses

The witnesses and a tribal source said the attack was carried out by a US drone and targeted Qaifa, near the town of Radaa.

US Kills 17 people in Yemen

A drone strike on a wedding convoy in Yemen killed 17 people, mostly civilians, medical and security sources said Friday, adding grist to mounting criticism of the US drone war.

In Yemen, al Qaeda gains sympathy amid US drone strikes

"These (drone) strikes create more terrorism. In our area there was never anyone linked to al Qaeda. After the strike, everyone in the area started listening to al Qaeda types, exchanging videos on mobile phones."

Yemeni parliament in non-binding vote against drone attacks

Yemen s parliament on Sunday called for a stop to drone attacks in a symbolic vote that reflected growing public anxiety about Washington s use of the unmanned aircraft to combat al Qaeda in the impoverished country.

Yemen tribe intensifies protest against drone attacks

"If the government fails to stop American planes from bombing the people of Yemen, then it has no rule over us," tribal chief Ahmad Al Salmani said from Rada.

What If a Drone Strike Hit an American Wedding?

By Conor Friedersdorf

Can you imagine the wall-to-wall press coverage, the outrage, and the empathy for the victims that would follow if an American wedding were attacked in this fashion?

From Information Clearing House


The Perpetual Drone War in Yemen

Zaid Jilani, Moyers & Company: Obama s continuing militaristic approach in the Middle East is exploding the prospects for the sea change in US policy many hoped would come with his election.

Saturday, 4. May 2013

As US Drone Strikes Rise in Yemen, So Does Anger

The cleric preached in his tiny Yemeni village about the evils of al-Qaida, warning residents to stay away from the group s fighters and their hard-line ideology. The talk worried residents, who feared it would bring retaliation from the militants, and even the cleric s father wanted him to stop. But in the end it wasn t al-Qaida that killed Sheik Salem Ahmed bin Ali Jaber.

Growing Anger Over American Drones in Yemen

''Mrs. Michele Obama: Tell us can your husband sleep after so many innocent people were killed by his drones?'' read a banner held by a Yemeni activist at a recent rally to protest increasing American drone strikes in Yemen.

US kills four people in attack on Yemen

At least four people were killed and a number of others wounded in a drone strike on a vehicle carrying suspected al-Qaida members in southern Yemen, a local official said on Saturday.

US Kills Seven people in attack on Yemen

At least seven suspected al-Qaeda members, including the leader of the group, have been killed in a drone air strike in south Yemen.

US Kills 7 People In Yemen

Two drone strikes killed seven suspected al Qaeda militants on Saturday morning. The official said the seven were in two cars driving in the al-Mahfad district of Abyan Governorate in southern Yemen.

Anger at US drone war continues in Yemen

Four drone strikes in total, a few minutes apart, violently tore Salem, Walid and the three visitors to shreds. Amidst the pandemonium, villagers cowering inside the mosque ran out for safety between strikes, believing they would die inside.

U.S. Has Nothing to Say About 10-Year-Old Killed in Yemen Drone Strike

Officials refused to comment on a June 9 drone strike in Yemen that allegedly killed a 10-year-old boy. It's the first prominent allegation of a civilian death since President Obama pledged in a major speech in May ''to facilitate transparency and debate'' about the U.S. war on al Qaida-linked militants beyond Afghanistan.

'U.S. kills six people in Yemen

''A night drone strike targeted two cars of ''al-Qaeda militants'' in Wadi Dhiqa in Mahfad, killing the six people inside them," the official said.

'US kills six people in Yemen

An apparent US drone strike killed six ''suspected'' Al-Qaeda militants overnight, a Yemeni military source told AFP.

US kills another 3 people in Yemen

The official said the attack took place early Tuesday in the town of Saeed in Shabwa province and targeted a car carrying the suspected militants. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations, gave no further details.

US Kills Another 3 People In Yemen

A US drone killed four Al Qaeda suspects in Yemen yesterday, a security official said, the third such strike in five days.

From Information Clearing House


US Welcomes Yemen s President With Drone Strike on Yemen

Wednesday, 23. January 2013

Yemen minister blasts drone use

A cabinet minister criticised on Tuesday the use of pilotless U.S. drones against suspected al Qaeda militants in Yemen, a tactic that has outraged communities in targeted areas, and urged a move to ground operations to avoid hurting civilians.

U.S. drone kills four al Qaeda members in Yemen

Three ''suspected'' Al-Qaeda militants were killed in a US drone strike on Tuesday north of the Yemeni capital, tribal sources and witnesses said.

US drone strike in Yemen reportedly kills seven

The officials say the drone attack took place Wednesday near the town of Khawlan, some 35 kilometers (20 miles) southeast of the capital. Military officials and tribal witnesses say the car was destroyed, and burnt bodies could be seen inside the wreckage.

French, British, US warplanes and troops occupy Yemeni capital:

As the UN Security Council continues its Yemen visit after holding a closed meeting with Yemeni and GCC, Gulf Cooperation Council, officials in Sanaa, the capital, residents woke up under foreign military occupation.

US Drones in Yemen causing a 'psychological emergency', psychologist tells MPs

Dr Schaapveld said that of the 28 victims interviewed, approximately 99% had some type of traumatic disorder. The constant presence of drones means that residents are consistently re-traumatized and recovery is nigh on impossible.

U.S. kills another 5 people in Yemen

At least five suspected members of al Qaeda were killed in two separate U.S. drone strikes in a mountainous region of Yemen, just south of Sanaa, a security spokesman said.

US kills 2 people inYemen

It s the third suspected U.S. drone strike in less than a week in Yemen.

''Dirty Wars'': The Secret Story Behind Obama s Assassination of Two Americans in Yemen

By Democracy Now!

The U.S. has basically outsourced anything vaguely resembling intelligence in Yemen to a network of Saudi spies and to Saudi intelligence.

From Information Clearing House


US Resumes Trend of Drone Attacks on Yemen

Yemeni Testifies in Senate Hearing on ?Drone Wars?

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