Yemenis protest against US terror drones

Yemenis protest against US terror drones
Sun Aug 18, 2013 15:52:44

Thousands of Yemenis have held a protest rally in capital city of Sana’a to rule out the US authorities’ claims about the drone attacks.

On Saturday afternoon, the protestors took to the streets of Sana’a to show their outrage over the massacre of innocent civilians including women and children by the US assassination drone strikes in Yemen.

They described the drone attacks as the US attempt to violate sovereignty of Yemen.

Yemenis also held anti-US demonstrations in other cities, including Dhamar, Hajja and Eb Yemen.

Meanwhile, people in the northern city of Sa’ada also staged protest rallies against the US assassination drone attacks in the country.

The CIA-run drone strikes have increased since early August with figures showing that some 50 people have been killed in several provinces across the country.

The latest incident took place on Monday, when at least two people were killed after a US drone targeted a car in the southern province of Shabwa.

The United States often uses its assassination drones to hit targets in Yemen, as well as Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Somalia.

Washington claims the CIA drones target “militants,” but international human rights groups say the facts on the ground indicate that civilians are frequently killed in the airstrikes.

According to the Washington-based New America Foundation, the assassination attacks in Yemen almost tripled in 2012.


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