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He doesn't even have a good internet connection. But the work of journalist, youth activist and anti-drone campaigner Farea al-Muslimi has taken him on quite a journey. This farmer's son from the poor Yemeni village of Wessab was invited to appear before a US Senate Judiciary Committee in April last year.
Hundreds of thousands took to the streets in Yemen this week to protest the first anniversary of the U.S.-backed, Saudi-led offensive against Houthi rebels. The protests were .... FAREA AL-MUSLIMI: What Wessab's villagers knew of the U.S. was based on my stories about my wonderful experiences here.

According to the United Nations, 80 percent of Yemen's 25 million people are now in need of some form of humanitarian aid, and more than one million Yemenis have fled ..... FAREA AL-MUSLIMI: What Wessab's villagers knew of the U.S. was based on my stories about my wonderful experiences here.
Indeed, Obama vastly accelerated the drone campaign in Yemen in 2011 and 2012, just as CIA drone strikes in Pakistan began to slow. Forty-seven strikes took place in ..... Al-Muslimi told the committee that a drone strike had targeted his village of Wessab just six days earlier. "What radicals had previously ...
The people of Yemen can hear destruction before it arrives. In cities, towns and villages across this country, which hangs off the southern end of the Arabian Peninsula, the air buzzes with the sound of American drones flying overhead. The sound is a constant and terrible reminder: a robot plane, acting on ...
Wessab, April 17, 2013: Two drones launched at least three Hellfire missiles at a car in Wessab, a township in Dhamar province in central Yemen. The missiles killed a suspected local AQAP leader, Hamid al-Radmi, as well as his driver and two bodyguards. The strike appears not to have complied with the ...

More than half of this year's reported strikes took place in January, before an 85-day pause while Yemen's numerous tribes convened for the start of reconciliation talks in the capital. As this conference continued the drones returned in April killing at least four people in Wessab. A week later journalist and ...
On April 23, Farea Al-Muslimi, a young man from Wessab in Yemen, made a statement to the United States Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, civil rights and human rights. In this statement he explained the impact that drone warfare has had upon his life and the lives of his family, ...
Americans wouldn't normally hear about how poor Yemeni villagers reacted to a drone strike. But Wessab is the home village of Farea al-Muslimi, a 22-year-old democracy activist who is among the most pro-American voices in Yemen. "I don't know if there is anyone on earth that feels more thankful to ...
WASHINGTON -- A Yemeni man named Farea al-Muslimi told a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday that a U.S. drone strike on his small town of Wessab "tore my heart," much as the Boston Marathon bombings upset Americans. "Most of the world has never heard of Wessab. But just six days ...
Hundreds of thousands took to the streets in Yemen this week to protest .... FAREA AL-MUSLIMI: What Wessab's villagers knew of the U.S. was ...
This farmer's son from the poor Yemeni village of Wessab was invited to appear before a US Senate Judiciary Committee in April last year.
Aid groups are warning Yemen is on the brink of famine as the ..... FAREA AL-MUSLIMI: What Wessab's villagers knew of the U.S. was based ...
Indeed, Obama vastly accelerated the drone campaign in Yemen in 2011 and 2012, just as CIA drone strikes in Pakistan began to slow. Forty-seven strikes took place in ..... Al-Muslimi told the committee that a drone strike had targeted his village of Wessab just six days earlier. "What radicals had previously ...
The people of Yemen can hear destruction before it arrives. In cities, towns and villages across this country, which hangs off the southern end of ...
Yemen's Defense Ministry described three of the men as members of ..... Yemeni consultants visited two attack sites, Sarar and Wessab.
Six-month update: US covert actions in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia .... born in Wessab, testified before the US Congress about the effect of ...

I have been in Yemen for the past week with a CODEPINK: women for ... 2013 in Wussab village, Dhamar district, 150 km south of Sanaa in ...
On April 23, Farea Al-Muslimi, a young man from Wessab in Yemen, made a statement to the United States Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on ...
A drone strike killed five people last week in the remote Yemeni village of Wessab. Locals are still scared. Many knew at least one of the men ...
"Most of the world has never heard of Wessab. But just six days ago, my village was struck by a drone, in an attack that terrified thousands of ...
... Farea al-Muslimi spoke about his village named Wessab in Yemen that had been subject to drone attacks just six days prior to the hearing.
Hundreds of thousands took to the streets in Yemen this week to protest .... FAREA AL-MUSLIMI: What Wessab's villagers knew of the U.S. was ...
This farmer's son from the poor Yemeni village of Wessab was invited to appear before a US Senate Judiciary Committee in April last year.
Aid groups are warning Yemen is on the brink of famine as the ..... FAREA AL-MUSLIMI: What Wessab's villagers knew of the U.S. was based ...
Indeed, Obama vastly accelerated the drone campaign in Yemen in ..... a drone strike had targeted his village of Wessab just six days earlier.
Yemen's Defense Ministry described three of the men as members of ..... Yemeni consultants visited two attack sites, Sarar and Wessab.
On April 23, Farea Al-Muslimi, a young man from Wessab in Yemen, made a statement to the United States Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on ...
A drone strike killed five people last week in the remote Yemeni village of Wessab. Locals are still scared. Many knew at least one of the men ...
"Most of the world has never heard of Wessab. But just six days ago, my village was struck by a drone, in an attack that terrified thousands of ...
In a 2013 Senate hearing on targeted killings and the use of drones, 23-year old Farea al-Muslimi spoke about his village named Wessab in Yemen that had been subject to drone attacks just six days prior to the hearing. In a moving testimony, al-Muslimi ...


 

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