Yemen Bans US Drone Strikes

Yemeni MPs have strongly condemned US assassination drone strikes inside the Arab country and the parliament passed a law banning the drone attacks. "Lawmakers have voted to ban drone strikes in Yemen," the official Saba news agency reported after the parliament held a session on Sunday. The legislators stressed "the importance of protecting all citizens from any aggression" and "the importance of preserving the sovereignty of Yemeni air space," Saba said. On Thursday, a US drone fired several missiles into a convoy of vehicles traveling to a wedding party in central Yemen, killing at least 17 people. The strike triggered protests across Yemen. Relatives of the people killed in the attack blocked roads to protest against the deadly incident, calling on the government to adopt measures to halt the drone strikes. They also demanded an official apology as well as compensation.

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