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Yemen seeks US drones to fight al-Qaeda

Request comes despite growing anger in country over civilian deaths in US drone strikes.

Last Modified: 26 Aug 2013 18:16
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Yemen’s interim president has asked the US to provide his country with unmanned aircraft to fight against al-Qaeda.

The request comes as anger is growing at drone strikes which many Yemenis say killed more civilians than fighters.

Al Jazeera's Hashem Ahelbarra reports from Sana'a.


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