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US Strike Killed Australian and New Zealander in Yemen


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US Strike Killed Australian and New Zealander in Yemen

Alice Ross, Jack Serle

The governments of Australia and New Zealand have confirmed the deaths of two men in a US strike in Yemen, which took place last November.

The two men, one Australian and one dual Australian-New Zealand citizen, were reportedly junior members of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and were believed to be in their 20s.

The Australian foreign minister and the New Zealand prime minister, John Key, confirmed the deaths.


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I note an overuse of the word “reportedly”, but very little in the way of verifiable facts.
The picture they are attempting to paint seems to be of them having the “wrong” skin colour and religion.
Presumably, we are therefore supposed to be fine with these murders and go back to sleep.