U.S. Gov't Claims Responsibility for Terrorist Attack Inside Yemen that Leaves 7 Dead.Submitted by go213mph on Thu, 08/08/2013 - 11:20
US drone strikes kill seven alleged al-Qaida members in Yemen
Attack in Shabwa province comes days after US government says intelligence showed increase in terrorist 'chatter'
"US efforts to decapitate the leadership of al-Qaida in the Arabian peninsula have resulted in the deaths of many civilians, yet there is no certainty as to who the targets really are," commented Christina Hellmich of Reading University. "The membership of AQAP remains unknown while the deaths worsen the problems for the US in the region, by supporting the political legitimacy of the jihadis as they struggle to establish a position in the contested state."