American Official Confirms US Drone Strikes in Yemen

The United States launched up to 10 unmanned drones in Yemen, targeting vehicles that were preparing to launch, according to a US official on Wednesday. The drones were aimed at the Iran-aligned Houthi militia, which has been conducting missile and drone attacks on commercial vessels in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden in response to Israel’s military operations in Gaza. The Houthi campaign has disrupted international shipping and led to strikes by the US and Britain on Houthi targets in Yemen. In response to Houthi attacks on ships, US President Joe Biden has stated that strikes on Houthi targets will continue. The escalation of tensions in the region has raised concerns about the Gaza war becoming a regional conflict. Moreover, the article highlights the Gaza health ministry’s report of nearly 27,000 people being killed in the fighting.