A U.S. drone strike on a vehicle just outside the capital of Sanaa killed six suspected al-Qaeda militants Wednesday night, three Yemeni Defense Ministry officials told CNN.
The strike took place in Al-Masna'a village of Khawlan district, 35 kilometers southeast of the capital. Three of the killed were senior members of al Qaeda, two of whom were Saudi nationals, the officials said.
Security teams were deployed to the scene, one of the officials said.
The United States views Yemen as being on the front line of the war on al Qaeda. Yemen is adjacent to Saudi Arabia, and chaos in Yemen could disrupt oil supplies and upset world energy markets.
The blatant murder of anyone who is only a "suspect" of a crime is not "cool"!
I hope people know what a slippery slope these drone killings are. It says right in the story that these people were suspected terrorists, not convicted , but suspected. These are extrajudical killings that violate the very basic principals of due process and are a war crime.