Most of those killed by U.S. drone strike on wedding convoy in Yemen were civilians


AFP
December 13, 2013

1503497_222485867930948_1728699675_nA 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.

“Some” of the dead in Thursday’s strike near the central town of Rada were suspected members of Al-Qaeda, but the rest were all civilians with no connection to the jihadist network, a security official said.

The death toll from the two-missile strike rose to 17 overnight, a medical source in the Bayda province town, told AFP.

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