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US Strikes Fueling al-Qaeda Sympathy in Yemen | Antiwar.com

As US Drones Pound Towns, Tribesmen Switch Sides

by Jason Ditz

It’s an old story, but one that officials never seem to see coming. As the US dramatically escalates its war in Yemen, pounding cities in and around the southern Abyan Province, the Yemenis being attacked are starting to take it personally.

“These attacks are making people say, ‘We now believe that al-Qaeda is on the right side,” one Yemeni noted, adding that both of his brothers, a school teacher and a cellphone repairman, had been killed in US attacks in March.

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