Snap Fact #136
President Obama Orders Successful US Tactical Air Raids On Qaeda Arms Caches In Yemen!
We have been hearing many reports of America's drone missile program that was launched under President Bush and greatly expanded under the watch of President Obama. Most of the reports focus on the drone attacks killing militants, particularly sought after Al-Qaeda leaders who have been taken off the field by this successful strategy. However, one rarely receives news stories of the other tactical military uses of the drones. The AFP News story below opens our eyes to a lesser known success stories in the war against terrorism.
AFP News reported the following story:
On March 11, 2012 eye-witnesses told AFP News that U. S. drones had bombed suspected Al-Qaeda arms caches in a hilly region in Yemen's restive southern province of Abyan.
Six missiles targeted the suspected weapons hideouts in Jabal Khanfar, a hill overlooking the Abyan town of Jaar, which is controlled by Al-Qaeda militants, the witnesses said.