Recent US Drone Strike May Generate ‘A Hundred’ New al-Qaeda Recruits
From a CNN report on a US drone strike this week in Yemen that killed killed 13 civilians, including three women:
Residents are not denying the existence of al Qaeda elements in their region but say that misdirected strikes work in favor of the militant group, helping them recruit new operatives.
“I would not be surprised if a hundred tribesmen joined the lines of al Qaeda as a result of the latest drone mistake,” said Nasr Abdullah, an activist in the district of the attack. “This part of Yemen takes revenge very seriously.”