Between five and six civilians were injured in alleged US airstrikes or drone strikes on the neighborhood of Ja’ar and possibly other locations in Abyan governorate on June 18, 2011.
Marepress reported that American planes attacked civilian areas and focused attacks on Zinjibar and Jaar. Raids were also launched by US drones in Al-Rai neighborhood. According to the report, five civilians were wounded but there were no reports of any Al Qaeda operatives injured. Hussein Al-Yafai (@crazyyafai) tweeted that “American planes injure six people in Abyan while aiming for Al Qaeda targets”. @Sada_Aden mentioned that the preacher of the Jaar Mosque “survived the assassination.”
A tweet from @alguneid specifically referenced airstrikes against the farm of “so called jihadist” Khaled A Nabi at 10am, thought they caused no damage.
No other details were able on the victims of the strikes.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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Reports of the incident mention the town of Ja’ar (جعار) in Abyan governorate. The coordinates for Ja’ar are: 13.223161, 45.305486.