How US drones "mistakenly" killed civilians in Yemen


 SANAA, Yemen — Missiles fired by a U.S. drone slammed into a convoy of vehicles traveling to a wedding party in central Yemen on Thursday, killing at least 13 people, three Yemeni security officials said. The officials said the attack occurred in the city of Radda, the capital of Bayda province, and left charred bodies and burnt-out cars on the road. The city, a stronghold of al-Qaeda militants, witnessed deadly clashes early last year as armed tribesmen backed by the military attempted to drive al-Qaeda gunmen out of the city.
"A military official said initial information indicated that the drone mistook the wedding party for an al-Qaeda convoy. "  Mistook? That could happen.  US military officials saw a convoy of cars and they have been under the impression that civilians in that part of the world never ride cars, since they favor camels. They have been under the impression that only terrorists use cars.

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