How a U.S. citizen came to be in drone crosshairs

  • Article by: MARK MAZZETTI, CHARLIE SAVAGE and SCOTT SHANE , New York Times
  • Updated: March 9, 2013 - 10:33 PM

WASHINGTON  – One morning in late September 2011, a group of American drones took off from an airstrip the CIA had built in Saudi Arabia. The drones crossed the border into Yemen, and were soon hovering over a group of trucks clustered in a desert patch of Jawf Province, a region once renowned for breeding Arabian horses.

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