has said the U:Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) has concluded that the CIA used a Predator drone to kill al-Shabab commander Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in a May 2010 attack on a U.K. compound in Yemen.
The CIA’s assertion contradicts the claim of an al-Qaeda affiliate, which it accused of using the attack as a cover for an attack on the U.:British consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
Security Council on Thursday condemned the attack, saying it had “gravely damaged” the countrys efforts to fight terrorism.
It also called on the international community to take steps to protect the lives of civilians and provide assistance to those who lost their lives in the attack.
The council also called for the U :S.
to halt its support to the government of Yemen, saying its support for its “terrorist proxies” amounted to a flagrant violation of international law.
“It is time to act,” said Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin.
The U.: Office of the Directors of National Intel said in a statement on Thursday that it “found that no intelligence information regarding the strike was available on the ground” at the time of the attack on Yemen’s U.k.:Royal Air Force base in the northern Yemeni city of Taiz.
The strike took place in May 2010.
Al-Shabaab, a branch of al-Qaida, claimed responsibility for the attack and has since been designated a terrorist group by the U.?
International Criminal Court.
“The strikes are an affront to international law and the universal principles of the rule of law,” said the statement.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), a group that has been designated as a terrorist organization by the United States, said it was behind the attack against the U?s diplomatic mission.
The AQAP claimed responsibility on Twitter on Thursday.
Ambassador to the U., Matthew Rycroft, told reporters Thursday that the attack “is not just about al- Shabaab.
It is about a war that is not being fought.
It’s about an American administration that doesn’t care about the lives and the well-being of the people of Yemen.”
He added that he was “disappointed” in the CIA.
He did not specify how many civilians were killed or how many were injured.
The United States said it had taken “appropriate action” in response to the strike.
The administration of President Donald Trump has called for more transparency about the CIA’s use of drones and its relationship with al- Qaeda.
On Friday, the president called for “robust oversight” of drone operations, saying he had asked CIA Director Mike Pompeo to review the program.
“We have to make sure that we are following all of the rules and regulations that are there,” he said.