Drone/Commando Assault Upon Yemeni Compound Kills Daughter of Anwar Al-Awlaki

[Is the intentional elimination of a specific bloodline (a father and all his children and potentially, his grandchildren) a form of “genocide”?

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Consider the following, and the story of Anwar al-Awlaki, 1st American citizen killed by Pentagon/CIA drone.  The CNBC report at the bottom of this page relates the truth about the latest swarm of Yemen-based news reports.  This time, the vindictive drone killers went after the daughter of al-Awlaki, and even his brother-in-law.  The American raid was conducted while the Mocha battle raged, providentially providing bigger headlines than the commando/drone raids on al-Qaida.]

Times of IndiaClashes on Yemen west coast kill more than 100: Medics

The bodies of at least 90 Huthi rebels were taken to a hospital in the Red Sea city of Hodeida, which is controlled by the insurgents, while 19 dead soldiers were taken to the southern port city of Aden

Saba.netArmy kills mercenaries in Taiz

“Dozens of Saudi-paid mercenaries were killed and wounded when the army and popular forces foiled their attempt to infiltrate toward Mocha district of Taiz province overnight”

Saba.netDozens of Saudi-paid mercenaries killed in Jawf

“Dozens of Saudi-paid mercenaries were killed in a successful operation of the army and popular forces in al-Masloub district of Jawf province,”

New York TimesRenewed Fighting and Drone Strikes in Yemen Kill About 75

Gulf NewsOne US soldier dead, three injured in raid in Yemen: US military

“A local Yemeni official reported earlier that the raid left 41 suspected Al Qaeda militants and 16 civilians dead, among them eight women and eight children.”

CBC NEWSU.S. reportedly follows up Yemen commando raid with drone strike

“The officials said the pilotless plane targeted a vehicle travelling in Baihan in the province of Shabwa, in which two suspected al Qaeda members were travelling. Both men were killed.”

“A U.S. commando died and three were wounded during a dawn raid on Sunday in the rural Yakla district of central Yemen’s al-Bayda province.”

“An al-Qaeda official and an online news service linked to the terror group said the raid left about 30 people dead, including women and children.

nawar-al-awlaki Nawar al-Awlaki

Among the children killed was Anwaar, the eight-year-old daughter of Anwar al-Awlaki, a radical Yemeni-American cleric killed in a U.S. airstrike in Yemen in 2011, according to the girl’s grandfather.
Nasser al-Awlaki told The Associated Press that Anwaar was visiting her mother when the raid took place. She was shot in the neck and bled for two hours before she died, he said.”

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–[al-Awlaki’s American-born son, Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, was killed October 14, 2011, in another U.S. drone strike–ed.]

 

U.S. reportedly follows up Yemen commando raid with drone strike

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Among those killed in the raid was 8-year-old daughter of late U.S.-born radical al-Awlaki

A suspected U.S. drone strike killed two men believed to be al-Qaeda militants in central Yemen, local officials said early on Monday, hours after American commandos carried out the first military operation authorized by President Donald Trump.

The officials said the pilotless plane targeted a vehicle travelling in Baihan in the province of Shabwa, in which two suspected al Qaeda members were travelling. Both men were killed, they said.

Al-Qaeda has exploited a civil war in Yemen pitting the Iran-aligned Houthi movement against the Saudi-backed government of president Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi to recruit more followers and enhance its influence in the impoverished country.

The United States, which sees the Yemeni branch of al-Qaeda as a major threat to its regional interests, conducted dozens of drone strikes in Yemen throughout Barack Obama’s presidency.

It has acknowledged drone strikes to target militants, but declines to comment on specific attacks.

Yemen is also one of seven Muslim-majority countries subject to a controversial travel and refugee ban, said to be temporary in nature, as part of an executive order signed by president Donald Trump in his first days in the White House.

A U.S. commando died and three were wounded during a dawn raid on Sunday in the rural Yakla district of central Yemen’s al-Bayda province. The U.S. military also said that at least 14 suspected al Qaeda militants were killed.

“Americans are saddened this morning with news that a life of a heroic service member has been taken in our fight against the evil of radical Islamic terrorism,” Trump said in a statement.

“My deepest thoughts and humblest prayers are with the family of this fallen service member,” he said.

The names of the casualties were not released.

Planning for the clandestine counterterrorism raid began before Obama left office on Jan. 20, but Trump authorized the raid, according to a U.S. defence official, who was not authorized to discuss details beyond those announced by the Pentagon and so spoke on condition of anonymity.

The raid was planned as a clandestine operation and not intended to be made public, but the loss of a service member changed that, the official said, adding that no detainees were taken in the operation.

An al-Qaeda official and an online news service linked to the terror group said the raid left about 30 people dead, including women and children. Among the children killed was Anwaar, the eight-year-old daughter of Anwar al-Awlaki, a radical Yemeni-American cleric killed in a U.S. airstrike in Yemen in 2011, according to the girl’s grandfather.

Nasser al-Awlaki told The Associated Press that Anwaar was visiting her mother when the raid took place. She was shot in the neck and bled for two hours before she died, he said.

 

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