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Airstrikes launched amid intelligence gaps

CIA Director John Brennan, center, departs after a closed briefing with the Senate Intelligence Committee and its chair Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., on Capitol Hill in Washington. AP

The Pentagon is grappling with significant intelligence gaps as it bombs Iraq and Syria, and it is operating under less restrictive targeting rules than those President Barack Obama imposed on the CIA drone campaign in Pakistan and Yemen, according to current and former US officials.

Posted: October 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Yemen: Airstrike kills 3 al-Qaida suspects

Yemenis hold a Palestinian flag and banners as they march during a demonstration supporting Gaza organized by a Shiite Hawthi group in Sanaa, Yemen, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. Since hostilities began July 8, more than 1,800 Palestinians and more than 60 Israelis have died. Most of the Palestinian casualties have been civilians, while all but three on the Israeli side have been in the military. Arabic writing on sign at left reads, "Allah is the greatest. Death to America. Death to Israel. A curse on the Jews. Victory to Islam." AP

A US drone strike on a house in central Yemen killed three suspected al-Qaida militants, Yemeni security officials said.

Posted: August 10th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Gunmen attack Yemen bus, kill 8 nurses

People gather near a destroyed car that was carrying militants in the Sawmaa area of al-Bayda province, Yemen, Saturday, April 19, 2014. A Yemeni military official says an American drone strike has killed nine suspected al-Qaida militants and inadvertently killed and wounded some civilians. (AP Photo/Nasir al-Sanna'a)

Yemeni security officials say gunmen have attacked a bus carrying nurses from a military hospital in the southern city of Aden, killing eight people, including two women, and wounding around a dozen others.

Posted: June 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Drone kills 5 militants in Yemen

Yemeni tribesmen attend a tribal meeting following a police raid on a hideout of al-Qaida militants in Arhab region, north of Sanaa, Yemen, Tuesday, May 27, 2014. Yemen said on Sunday that it killed one of the country's most wanted al-Qaida militants, hours after military officials said anti-terrorism units supported by army troops and US drones launched an attack against hideouts of the group in the mountainous Arhab region north of Sanaa, leaving at least five militants and six soldiers killed. AP/Hani Mohammed

A suspected U.S. drone in Yemen’s south targeted a car carrying al-Qaida militants Saturday, killing all five passengers, Yemeni security officials said.

Posted: June 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

27 killed in clashes in Yemen’s northwest

A Yemeni soldier checks a car at a checkpoint in a street in Sanaa, Yemen, Monday, May 12, 2014. A suspected U.S. drone strike in southern Yemen killed several al-Qaida militants on Monday, military and security officials said.  AP

Clashes between Shiite northern rebels, ultraconservative Sunni tribesmen and military troops left 27 killed in the country’s restive northwest, security officials and tribesmen said Tuesday.

Posted: May 21st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »