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Three dead in U.S. drone strike in Yemen
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c_330_235_16777215_0___images_stories_edim_01_Yemen99(1).jpgA U.S. drone struck a vehicle in Yemen's eastern province of Marib overnight killing three people, a military source said on Friday.
"A vehicle was hit by a missile fired from an American drone. It was totally destroyed and the three people inside, Al-Qaeda militants, were killed," the source told AFP.
There is no way to actually verify that the casualties from the drone strike were militants. Civilians are routinely killed in U.S. drone strikes that allege to target al-Qaeda suspects.
U.S. drone attacks have triggered criticism from human rights activists who say they have claimed the lives of many innocent civilians.
The United Nations said that 16 civilians were killed and at least 10 injured when two separate wedding processions were targeted by drones in early December.
Following the deaths, Yemen's parliament voted for a ban on drone strikes. 

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