Yemen says US drone crashed after hitting mountain

A military source said last Thursday that a US drone had fallen near the border with neighboring Oman.

Yemen says US drone crashed after hitting mountain

World Bulletin / News Desk

A Yemeni investigation has concluded that a US drone had crashed in the southern Al-Mahra province last Thursday after hitting a mountain.

A security source told Anadolu Agency that Yemeni authorities had managed to collect the wreckage of the drone and had found two unused rockets.

A military source told AA last Thursday that a US drone had fallen near the border with neighboring Oman.

This was the first time US drones, which are generally used in attacking alleged al-Qaeda fighters in Yemen's southern and central provinces, had appeared in al-Hat.

According to rights groups, 97 suspected Al-Qaeda operatives and 33 civilians were killed in 35 drone attacks in 2013.

The Yemeni government has repeatedly warned that the death of civilians in US drone strikes only serve to sway public sentiments in favor of Al-Qaeda.

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