DRONES: Have you insured yours?

Drones…..it seems these days that these tiny helicopter-like gadgets armed with cameras and fun are becoming as prolific in Britain’s skies as the birds are. Since they burst onto the scene a few years back, drones have taken on a multiplicity of roles. They have been used by the U.S. military to recce terrorist camps and one armed with missiles have obliterated a few of them, reducing the need for boots on the ground. One was used by a filmmaker to fly above the abandoned city of Pripyat in Ukraine, made radioactive by the fallout from the Chernobyl disaster in the Eighties. The price … Continue reading DRONES: Have you insured yours?

YEMEN AIR STRIKES: Al-Qaeda militants killed by drone

Five militants believed to be allied with Al-Qaeda have been killed in an air strike in Yemen, according to a report today by The Guardian newspaper. A general map of Yemen’s governorates. Abyan, where five AQAP fighters died last week, is shown in bright red. The men were targeted by an unmanned drone while travelling in the southern area of Abyan, said to be a stronghold of Al-Qaeda’s Yemeni branch. A missive from the Yemeni interior ministry stated that the five were killed in two air strikes this past Thursday, but did not say whether it was Yemen or the … Continue reading YEMEN AIR STRIKES: Al-Qaeda militants killed by drone