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UK Plays "Critical" Role in Yemen Drone War – Reports


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UK Plays "Critical" Role in Yemen Drone War – Reports

An investigation by Vice News, published today, has revealed that UK personnel have played a “crucial and sustained role” in the programme, with UK officials taking part in so-called “hits”, “triangulat[ing]” intelligence for target lists, preparing “target packages”, and participating a “joint operations room” with US and Yemeni forces in support of strikes.

A former senior CIA official called the UK’s role “pretty critical”, while the former Foreign Minister of Yemen said the US and the UK had a “blank check” to carry out the operations.