April 22, 2014
IF ONLY THEY GAVE A NOBEL PRIZE FOR WAR:
Dozens killed as Yemen, US mount air war on al-Qaeda (AFP, April 22, 2014)
An "unprecedented" US and Yemeni aerial campaign in Yemen killed at least 68 al-Qaeda militants in a bid to head off attacks by the network's local affiliate, officials said Monday. [...]The Interior Ministry said the raids lasted several hours, adding that "terrorists of Arab and foreign nationalities are among the dead and are in the process of being identified."The top official said Yemeni MiG-29 jet fighters took part in the raids, which tribal sources said involved unmanned drones.The United States is the only country operating drones over Yemen, but US officials rarely acknowledge the covert drone program.
Posted by Orrin Judd at April 22, 2014 5:26 AM