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U.S. Resumes Drone Attacks in Yemen

HeadlinesApr 22, 2013

A U.S. drone strike in Yemen has killed at least two people. The victims in Sunday’s attack were described as suspected al-Qaeda militants. It was the second U.S. drone strike in Yemen in less than a week after several months of quiet. The week’s first bombing killed five people in the village of Wessab. A native of the village, Yemeni writer and activist Farea al-Muslimi, criticized the use of drones instead of attempting to arrest the suspects on the ground. Al-Muslimi wrote: "We used to think that drone strikes were a localized problem, with villages far from the Yemeni capital being spared. This is no longer the case. It seems no part of Yemen is safe from U.S. drones."

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