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The Latest: US Says Missile Strike Was 'Justified'

U.S. News

They say a drone belonging either to Russia or Syria was seen hovering over the site of the chemical weapons attack Tuesday after it happened. The drone returned late in the day as citizens were going to a nearby hospital for treatment. Shortly afterward, officials say the hospital was bombed.


Six Suspected Al Qaeda Militants Killed in Yemen Drone Strike

U.S. News

The group has taken advantage of a nearly four year-old war between the Iranian-aligned Houthi movement and President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi's Saudi-backed government to try to strengthen its position in the impoverished country.


The truth about US drone strikes

Al Jazeera

Drone supporters often say that strikes are effective, their targets aren't random and are not a recruiting tool for various armed groups. A look at the evidence, though, demonstrates otherwise. In this week's Reality Check, Mehdi Hasan explains why he believes that drone strikes are ineffective, inaccurate and unsuccessful. Follow UpFront on Twitter @AJUpFront and Facebook.


Supreme Court Won't Hear Yemen Drone Strike Case

U.S. News

Relatives of two people killed in the strike sued the United States, claiming it was the actions of the U.S. that killed their family members, who were innocent civilians. Faisal bin Ali Jaber filed a wrongful death lawsuit against then-President Barack Obama in 2015. His nephew Waleed, 26, and brother-in-law Salem, a father of seven, were killed in the attack along with three others, Al Jazeera reported.


US hits Al Qaeda-affiliated group in Somalia in new drone strikes

FOX News

The U.S. military carried out another round of drone strikes in Somalia Wednesday. A trio of drone strikes hit the Al Qaeda-affiliated al-Shabaab terror group killed six militants, U.S. Africa Command announced. The strikes took place 160 miles south of the capital, Mogadishu. They came after two separate drones strikes last week. Hundreds of U.S. soldiers have returned to Somalia for the first time since the "Black Hawk Down" incident in the early 1990s.