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SANAA, Yemen -- Yemeni forces killed at least 30 suspected militants in an airstrike early Thursday on an alleged al-Qaeda hideout in southeastern Yemen, the second such assault in the past week, according to Yemeni security and government sources.
According to some accounts, the strike appeared to target the home of Anwar al-Aulaqi, the extremist Yemeni American preacher linked to the suspected gunman in the Fort Hood Army base attack in November.
The Pentagon recently confirmed it is has poured nearly $70m (£44m) in military aid to Yemen this year – compared to none in 2008.
The US military has also boosted its counterterrorism training for Yemeni forces, and is providing more intelligence, which may include surveillance by unmanned drones, according to US officials and analysts.
Originally posted by SLAYER69
reply to post by ModernAcademia
I agree to a certain extent. Saudi Arabia started bombing Yemen the day after the hood incident. Coincidence?
At Least 7 Dead, 12 Wounded in Shooting at Ft. Hood in Texas
Saudi fighter jets reportedly strike rebel targets in Yemen
Originally posted by Sean48
the American Arrogance of the world gets in their way of thinking sometimes
Stuff happens around thr globe , between countries, that at times
will and do happen , without US involvement
Saudi authorities on Wednesday said al-Houthi rebels from Yemen ambushed and killed several security officers during gun battles along the border.
Conflict erupted between al-Houthi fighters and Saudi security forces as Yemeni insurgents stormed the border from their strongholds in the northern provinces of Yemen, the Yemeni Post reports.
The Yemen Observer reported that the house where Anwar al-Aulaqi, the radical cleric linked to Ft. Hood shooter Maj. Nidal M. Hasan, had been destroyed during the Al Qaeda meeting.
The house of the US Fort Hood shooter’s mentor, Sheikh Anwar al-Awlaki, was raided and demolished. The strike took place in the area of Rafadh, Shabwah province’s Suaeed district, as dozens of militants gathered in the presence of terrorists Nasser al-Wahaishi and Saeed al-Shahari, a Saudi national.
Originally posted by TheCoffinman
actually the saudis became involved after the Houthi rebels attacked one of thier border outposts on november 3rd..
Originally posted by ManBehindTheMask
Oh wait.......didnt he tell us NOT to jump the gun on this? Wasnt he basically having the gov run media keep hush hush on calling this guy a terrorist in the first place?
Originally posted by Maxmars
Let's hope we don't see this elevate into a 'blow-back' situation; which would be sad because it could be an actual coincidence....
We do complicate things beyond reason sometimes.....