US troops arrive in Yemen al-Anad base
The US soldiers arrived in the al-Anad military base in the country’s Lahaj governorate on a military plane Saturday, theAnsarullah website quoted Yemen’s military sources as saying.
The recent deployment comes days after an unspecified number of US marines were seen in the Yemeni port city of al- Hudaydah.
The deployments come one week after Yemeni Foreign Minister Abu Bakr al-Kurbi revealed that Sana’a had requested Washington to send assassination drones “in some cases against fleeing al-Qaeda leaders.”
“The fear lies in the infiltration of extremists and terrorists into Yemen” from Somalia. It is very difficult for us to tell the difference between someone displaced for humanitarian reasons and a terrorist,” Kurbi said.
In May, US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta for the first time admitted to the use of drones in Yemen.
The United States has launched frequent assassination drone attacks not just in Yemen but in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Somalia. The attacks have left thousands of people dead over the past few years.
Washington claims it is targeting militants but witness reports and figures provided by local officials indicate that civilians are the main victims of the assaults.
here they go..opening up a new front..there is no limit to how many places the americans will go to “protect” us.. strangely though bahrain or saudi arabia dont get this treatment??