Friday, December 13, 2013

US Drone Strikes Yemen Wedding Convoy,Kills 14; Intel Identified Vehicles as Carrying Terrorists

A U.S. drone mistakenly targeted a wedding convoy in Yemen's al-Baitha province after intelligence reports identified the vehicles as carrying al Qaeda militants, the CNN website reports today (December 13, 2013).

Two Yemeni national security officials told CNN that 14 people were killed and 22 others injured, with nine in critical condition. The wedding vehicles were traveling near the town of Radda when they were attacked.

"This was a tragic mistake and comes at a very critical time. None of the killed was a wanted suspect by the Yemeni government," said a top Yemeni security official.

U.S. officials declined to comment on the report.

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