Two children killed in US drone attack in Yemen’s Bayda: Official


Al-Thawra Net

A local Yemeni official says a drone strike suspected to have been carried out by the US has left two Yemeni children dead in the south-central Bayda Province.

The unnamed provincial official said on Tuesday that the incident took place outside the Yakla village of Bayda’s Qifah district on Sunday, when the victims, aged 10 and 12, had been tending a herd of goats.

Local residents also confirmed the attack and identified the slain brothers as Ahmed and Mohammed al-Khobze.

The Pentagon is yet to comment on the aerial attack.

Yakla was the scene of a US ground and aerial attack on January 29, the first authorized by President Donald Trump.

A $75 million US aircraft was destroyed while dozens of Yemeni civilians and US Navy SEAL Ryan Owens were killed in the rare commando raid.