This Man Tells A Senate Subcommittee About Al-Qaeda's Best Recruiting Technique. It Will Shock You.

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On April 17, 2013, a U.S.-operated drone struck Wessab, a village in the mountains of Yemen. This moving testimony is one of the few first-hand accounts of the damage wrought by the president's "targeted killing program." As you'll hear, the devastation goes far beyond the body count. 


*At 5:35, Farea mentions "AQAP" which stands for al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, an off-shoot branch of al-Qaeda which is active in Yemen. For more on AQAP, check out this profile by BBC News.

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