US Drones Batter Yemen Some More
34 suspected militants killed since July 27
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Aug 9, 2013 3:28 AM CDT
In this Monday, April 29, 2013 file photo, Yemeni soldiers stand guard as protestors, unseen, protest to denounce American drone attacks in Yemen, in front of the US embassy in Sanaa.   (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)

(Newser) – Amid continuing US concerns over al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the drone death toll in Yemen has reached 34 since July 27, by Yemeni officials' count. Yesterday, a trio of strikes killed 14 suspected militants, the BBC reports. The attacks occurred in Mareb and Hadramout provinces; they all hit cars, the AP reports, via the New York Times. Meanwhile, according to a Yemeni diplomat, the US is suspending plans to send some 100 Yemeni Guantanamo detainees to their home country. But a White House official says policy hasn't changed after Obama "lifted the moratorium on transfers in favor of a case-by-case evaluation."

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kj_nm
Aug 9, 2013 8:35 AM CDT
unknown military personnel are sitting in a bunker at White Sands Missile Range remotely killing people but justifying it by saying these targets are terrorists, and we're suppose to accept it. There has to be more accountability. Given the number of so-called terrorists killed over the last few years, I'm finding it hard to believe that so many exist and am now starting to believe that most of these incidents are wedding parties as claimed to be by the locals. What the US is really doing is setting itself up for another retaliation, which in turn will be followed up by more remote drone killing and the cycle continues
????
Aug 9, 2013 8:00 AM CDT
So BO lies. I that really the news?
JackNelsonSteward
Aug 9, 2013 6:11 AM CDT
We have opened a remote-control bombing campaign of an African country.