Sana’a, 8 Jumadil Akhir 1434/18 April 2013 (MINA) – US drones plane has killed at least five people in two strikes near the Yemeni capital Sana’a.

The attack took place in a mountainous area south of the capital on Wednesday, according to a Yemeni security official, PressTV reported as monitored by Mi’raj News Agency (MINA).

an official source who was speaking on condition of anonymity said four of the victims were killed in the first strike as they were riding a vehicle in the desert area of Oussab al-Ali, about 140 kilometers (90 miles) south of Sana’a.

The fifth victim, who was identified as Hamed Radman, was killed after a drone bombed his house.

A witness, living in a nearby village, said he saw smoke rising from the house after two explosions. He added that US terror drones had been flying above his village in the past three days and that they were still in the sky.

The United States has launched numerous drone attacks in Yemen that have killed many innocent civilians over the past few years.

Washington claims that its airstrikes target militants, but local sources say civilians have been the main victims of the non-UN-sanctioned airstrikes.

The US has come under fire for increasing its drone attacks in the Arab country.

Yemenis have held many demonstrations to condemn the United States’ violations of their national sovereignty. (T/P01/P03)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)

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