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Intelligence and Local Cooperation Guide Precise Houthi Drone Attack on Saudi Pipeline

    Intelligence and Local Cooperation Guide Precise Houthi Drone Attack on Saudi Pipeline

A high-ranking Houthi military official speaking on condition of anonymity has confirmed to MintPress that Houthi forces successfully launched a major operation against a strategic economic target in Saudi Arabia. The operation, which saw seven unmanned drones carry out an attack on two oil pumping stations, came in retaliation for Saudi attacks on civilians as…

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Report: 1 in 3 Deaths Caused by US Drone Strikes this Year in Yemen Were Civilians

    Report: 1 in 3 Deaths Caused by US Drone Strikes this Year in Yemen Were Civilians

SANA’A, YEMEN — At least one third of those killed by U.S. drone strikes in the war-torn country of Yemen over the past year have been civilians, according to a recent Associated Press investigation. The troubling statistic comes amid a three-year-long bombing campaign of Western Yemen led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates,…

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Breaking: Yemen Hits Saudi Oil Refinery in Riyadh with New Kind of Drone Attack

    Breaking: Yemen Hits Saudi Oil Refinery in Riyadh with New Kind of Drone Attack

SANA’A, YEMEN — A source inside of Yemen’s Air Force told MintPress that an unmanned long-range drone, dubbed the Samad 2, targeted an Aramco oil refinery in Saudi Arabia’s capital city of Riyadh, located over 1000 km (621 miles) away from Yemen’s capital, Sana’a. The source, speaking on condition of anonymity, told MintPress that the…

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Houthi Drone Targets Saudi Coalition Military HQ

    Houthi Drone Targets Saudi Coalition Military HQ

ASIR, YEMEN — In a new development in the Saudi-led coalition’s three-year-old war on Yemen, Yemen’s armed forces used a drone for the first time to target the coalition’s headquarters in Camp Boraiqa, Aden. A military source confirmed to MintPress that the strikes caused multiple casualties, killing troops from the UAE, including military officers. Aden-based…

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Donald Trump Asks Why CIA Did Not Massacre Family of Militant With Drone

  Donald Trump Asks Why CIA Did Not Massacre Family of Militant With Drone

Greg Jaffe at the Washington Post reports that Trump has reversed an Obama-era push to get the Central Intelligence Agency out of the business of assassinating people with drone strikes (Obama had tried to shift most such operations to the Department of Defense). In the course of reviewing video of a drone strike, Trump noticed that…

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Pentagon Capitalism and Silicon Valley: Google’s Drone War Project Shows Big Data’s Military Roots

  Pentagon Capitalism and Silicon Valley: Google’s Drone War Project Shows Big Data’s Military Roots

SAN FRANCISCO (Analysis) – Google — the advertising and search engine monolith that once touted its official commitment, “Don’t be evil” — has thrown its full weight behind the U.S. military-industrial complex’s fast-advancing unmanned drone program – and more than three thousand of its employees will have none of it. In a letter to Google…

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Over 3000 Google Employees Demand Company Cease Work On Pentagon Drone Program

  Over 3000 Google Employees Demand Company Cease Work On Pentagon Drone Program

More than 3,000 Google employees have signed a letter that’s circulating in the company demanding that the tech giant end its involvement in Project Maven, a Pentagon program that could be used to develop drone technology. The project, the workers argue, runs counter to the company’s stated mission and motto. “By entering into this contract,…

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Israeli Drones Tear-Gas Gaza Protesters in Latest Unmanned Weapons ‘Experiment’

  Israeli Drones Tear-Gas Gaza Protesters in Latest Unmanned Weapons ‘Experiment’

GAZA STRIP, PALESTINE — In a frightening development, Israeli occupying forces have deployed a new unmanned aerial system in the Gaza Strip that drops tear gas canisters from above, according to video footage obtained by Lebanon’s al-Mayadeen news. The event, described by officials as an “experiment,” is the first recorded incident of weaponized crowd-control UAVs…

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