December 13, 2013
A 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.
This article was posted: Friday, December 13, 2013 at 10:35 am