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When the truth is also a lie: drone strikes in Yemen

Human Rights Watch has called upon the U.S. government to investigate a 2013 drone strike in Yemen that targeted a wedding procession. The December 12 attack, which was probably carried out by the military’s JSOC, killed 12 men and wounded … Continue reading

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Yemen: Fallout from the al-awlaki drone strike

U.S.-born Yemeni cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, an ideologue and spokesman for al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), al Qaeda’s franchise in Yemen, was killed in a Sept. 30 airstrike directed against a motorcade near the town of Khashef in Yemen’s … Continue reading

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Al-Qaeda on Brink of Collapse?

The Washington Post, citing unnamed officials, reports that al-Qaeda is on the brink of collapse following the death of bin-Laden and 7 years of drone bombardment in the tribal areas of Pakistan. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta declared during a recent … Continue reading

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