Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Saudi hospitality

"The US Central Intelligence Agency has been operating a secret airbase for unmanned drones in Saudi Arabia for the past two years.  The facility was established to hunt for members of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, which is based in Yemen.  A drone flown from there was used in September 2011 to kill Anwar al-Awlaki, a US-born cleric who was alleged to be AQAP's external operations chief.  US media have known of its existence since then, but have not reported it." (thanks Kerim)