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Yemeni air force mistakenly attacks mosque, killing seven civilians

Arab World Materials 5 September 2011 22:38 (UTC +04:00)
The Yemeni air force mistakenly attacked a mosque in the southern part of the country, killing seven civilians, Arab media reported Monday.
Yemeni air force mistakenly attacks mosque, killing seven civilians

The Yemeni air force mistakenly attacked a mosque in the southern part of the country, killing seven civilians, Arab media reported Monday.

The strikes were aimed at suspected al-Qaeda posts in Jaar, Al Arabiya channel reported.

The raid was supposed to hit a small mosque occupied by al-Qaeda militants, but instead hit the city's main mosque, a local hospital and a police building, according to the report.

Yemen's armed forces have carried out a series of raids in the region, on posts occupied by Islamist militants with alleged al-Qaeda links, DPA reported.

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