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The market that was attacked sells khat, the stimulant leaf widely consumed in Yemen and the Horn of Africa.
So, besides identifying Hadi as an al-Qaida commander before 9/11, Darbi also provided a preview of his life story — starting as a frequent, teenaged hash and khat user in Saudi Arabia with no affinity to Islam.
The airstrike on Saturday hit a market in Khulqut Nihm, about 20 miles north of the capital, Sana, that sold food, livestock and khat, a leaf that is chewed as a stimulant.
The attack late Friday hit a market selling khat, a mild stimulant common in Yemen, setting off a fire and leaving the dead and wounded scattered in the wreckage.
Starting in 2003, small teams of CIA agents, commandos and interpreters flew into Somalia from Kenya aboard the daily flights that delivered khat, a popular narcotic.
Residents near the site of Tuesday’s strike said that there were no military targets near the market, which sold a mild narcotic called khat.
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