April 19, 2012
Tags: drone, Islamic Law, sharia law, US, Yemen
Matt 24:10-11 Then he said to them: “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven. "
A U.S. mission over Yemen involving 5 drones made strikes this week, one of which targeted a checkpoint run by militants. “The attacks were fierce,” one official told CNN. Residents saw dozens of militants blocking roads leading to the areas of the attack.
The Yemenis government officials said to CNN, at least 11 U.S. attacks have been conducted on Yemeni soil over the last week alone. “With every U.S. attack that is conducted in Yemen, al Qaeda is only growing in power and we have to ask ourselves why that is happening?”
The drones targeted militant hideouts, checkpoints, training facilities and weapons warehouses in the Azzan district, a stronghold for al Qaeda. The explosions were powerful and were heard from miles away. The death toll is expected to rise.
A US drone targeted five men late on Monday in Shabwa, a mostly lawless region of Yemen where the extremist Islamic group has expanded its presence.
The defense ministry reported that Saturday’s raid was executed by Yemeni warplanes, but a security official said a US drone was responsible for the attack.
The al Qaeda militants are also known as the Partisans of Sharia (Islamic law). This terrorist group has taken over several towns in the lawless southern and eastern Yemen.
Yemen Defense Ministry claimed that seven Partisans of Sharia were killed on Monday, in Abyan province, where government forces have been thrashing it out for almost a year. Two of those killed were from Somalia.