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A US Predator assassination drone (file photo)

A US Predator assassination drone (file photo)

At least four civilians have lost their lives in a new US assassination drone strike in Yemen’s central province of Marib. Yemeni military officials said a vehicle in Marib, situated approximately 170 kilometers (110 miles) east of the capital Sana’a, was targeted late on Saturday and its four passengers were killed, Saba news agency reported. The report added that the bodies of the four were burnt beyond recognition. Washington has been using its assassination drones in Yemen and some other countries, claiming that it is targeting terrorists, but the attacks have mostly led to massive civilian deaths. The United Nations has slammed the US terror drone attacks as targeted killings and says they pose a challenge to the international law. Reports, however, say that the CIA is seeking to expand its covert drone attacks in Yemen, despite the fact that the airstrikes mostly result in civilian casualties. MP/SZH/HJL
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