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WikiLeaks: Yemen covered up US drone strikes

WikiLeaks: Yemen covered up US drone strikes 28 Nov 2010 The Yemeni government covered up US drone strikes against 'al-Qaeda' there and claimed the bombs were its own, according to the WikiLeaks documents. Amid public distrust of the US in Yemen, officials in both countries have stated publicly that the Yemeni government is leading the fight against Islamist militants. ...According to a leaked document from January, Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh told Gen David Petraeus, then commander of US forces in the Middle East, that: "We'll continue saying the bombs are ours, not yours." The conversation was reported in a diplomatic cable sent back to Washington by a US diplomat in Yemen.