Yemen drone strikes. List of military strikes against presumed terrorist targets. This article documents military strikes by governments against presumed terrorist targets outside war zones.
For an event to qualify, it must involve military weapons and the target must be thought by the government ordering the strike to be of terrorist nature. The most recent events appear first. 1998 Sudan and Afghanistan cruise missile strikes On August 21, 1998, President Clinton ordered strikes against two suspected Afghan terrorist training camps and the Sudanese Al-Shifa pharmaceutical factory. 2002 Yemen drone strike On November 3, 2002, a RQ-1 Predator fired a Hellfire missile at a car in Yemen. 2008 Abu Kamal raid The Abu Kamal raid took place in Syria on 26 October 2008 and was performed by United States helicopters and troops. Kurvek airstrike The Kurvek airstrike on 5 September 2008 killed at least five people in Pakistan's border region, Pakistani officials say.
CIA activities in the Near East, North Africa, South and Southwest Asia. The entrance of the CIA New Headquarters Building (NHB) of the George Bush Center for Intelligence.
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is one of the principal intelligence-gathering agencies of the United States federal government. The CIA's headquarters is in Langley, Virginia, a few miles west of Washington, D.C. Its employees operate from U.S. embassies and many other locations around the world. The only independent U.S. intelligence agency, it reports to the Director of National Intelligence. Several CIA activities have attracted criticism. They include nonconsentual human experiments, extraordinary rendition, enhanced interrogation techniques, targeted killings, assassinations and the funding and training of militants who would go on to kill civilians and non-combatants. Purpose According to its fiscal 2013 budget, the CIA has five priorities: Organizational structure Executive Office Executive staff General publications General Counsel and Inspector General. Terrorism in Yemen. In the War on Terrorism in Yemen, the US government describes Yemen as "an important partner in the global war on terrorism". Attacks against civilian targets On December 30, 2002, a suspected Islamic fundamentalist killed three US workers and wounded one in a hospital in Jibla, using a semi-automatic rifle.
The suspect was arrested and identified as Abid Abdulrazzaq Al-Kamil. Jews in Yemen reportedly fled their homes due to threats from Muslim extremists. A notable incident was the murder of Moshe Ya'ish al-Nahari of Raydah in December 2008. Anwar al-Awlaki. U.S. officials say that as imam at a mosque in Falls Church, Virginia (2001–02), which had 3,000 members, al-Awlaki spoke with and preached to three of the 9/11 hijackers, who were al-Qaeda members. In 2001, he presided at the funeral of the mother of Nidal Malik Hasan, an Army psychiatrist who later e-mailed him extensively in 2008–09 before the Fort Hood shootings. During al-Awlaki's later radical period after 2006–07, when he went into hiding, he was associated with Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian who attempted the 2009 Christmas Day bombing of an American airliner. Al-Awlaki was allegedly involved in planning the latter's attack.
The Yemeni government began trying him in absentia in November 2010, for plotting to kill foreigners and being a member of al-Qaeda. A Yemeni judge ordered that he be captured "dead or alive. In April 2010, U.S. President Barack Obama placed al-Awlaki on a list of people whom the U.S. Al-Qaeda insurgency in Yemen. The Al-Qaeda insurgency in Yemen refers to armed conflict between the Yemeni government with United States assistance, and al-Qaeda affiliated cells.
The ongoing strife is often categorized as a sub-conflict in the greater Global War on Terror. In May 2013, attackers blew up Yemen's main oil pipeline, halting the flow of crude oil. Background Yemen had already intensified operations against al Qaeda in late 2009 when a Yemen-based wing of the group claimed to be behind the failed December 25, 2009 attempt to blow up a Detroit-bound U.S. airliner, itself a retaliation against an attack against a training camp in Abyan on 17 December, killing many civilians. News reports have indicated substantial American involvement in Yemeni operations against al Qaeda since late 2009, including training, intelligence sharing, "several dozen troops" from the Joint Special Operations Command, and direct involvement.
Yemen, wikipedia. Yemen i/ˈjɛmən/ (Arabic: اليَمَن al-Yaman), officially known as the Republic of Yemen (Arabic: الجمهورية اليمنية al-Jumhūriyyah al-Yamaniyyah), is an Arab country in Western Asia, occupying the southwestern to southern end of the Arabian Peninsula.
Yemen is the second largest country in the peninsula, occupying 527,970 km2 (203,850 sq mi). The coastline stretches for about 2,000 km (1,200 mi). It is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the north, the Red Sea to the west, the Gulf of Aden and Arabian Sea to the south, and Oman to the east. Its capital and largest city is Sana'a. Yemen's territory includes more than 200 islands. The United States considers AQAP to be the "most dangerous of all the franchises of Al-Qaeda". The U.S sought a controlled transition that would enable their counter-terrorism operations to continue.