Shortly after writing an article for Executive about the US drone strikes in southern Yemen, Executive's correspondent Farea al-Muslimi was contacted by representatives of the US Senate about discussing the issue in Washington.
Yesterday, in an impassioned speech in which highlighted how he believed the US drone attacks had helped Al-Qaeda, Muslimi outlined to senators how the attack had "tore my heart."
"I have personal experience of the fear [drones] cause," he told the senators, recalling how a US drone had flown above him while in southern Yemen. "My heart sank, I felt helpless — it was the first time I had truly feared for my life," he said.
See the video of the Muslimi's speech below: