News reports today of the killing of a young 8 year old in Yemen a starting to trend across the internet and social media. As reported in an article the an online issue of Hindustan Times,
“The 8-year-old daughter of al-Qaeda ideologue Anwar al-Awlaki was one of the civilians killed in a US raid on al-Qaeda militants in Yemen, media reports said.
“She was hit with a bullet in her neck and suffered for two hours”, Middle East Eye quoted the eight-year-old’s grandfather as saying.
“The daughter of Shaykh Anwar Al-Awlaqi is martyred in the US raid in Yemen today. Obama killed his son and now Trump kills his daughter,” Jihadist group Al Maqalaat tweeted.
The raid that killed Awlaki’s daughter was part of a dawn attack in southern Yemen on Sunday that killed a US commando and around 30 people including al-Qaeda suspects and civilians, the US military and local Yemeni officials said.
It was the first combat casualty of the Trump administration and its first operation in the war-damaged Arabian Peninsula nation against a powerful al-Qaeda branch that has been a frequent target of US drone strikes.
Medics at the scene said 30 people were killed, including 10 women and three children.”
Get this straight, I am sick of my government killing children around the world and here. Is that enough of an article and commentary ? Just stop killing children right now!