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Drone strike in Yemen killed 17, mostly civilians

A drone strike on a wedding convoy in Yemen killed 17 people, mostly civilians, medical and security sources said on Friday, adding grist to mounting criticism of the US drone war.

Al Qaeda in Yemen captures town south of capital

The capture of Radda in Bayda province, some 100 miles south of Sana’a, underscores the growing strength of al Qaeda in Yemen.