U.S. drone strike kills three in Yemen
Human Rights Watch has called on the U.S. to review its drone practices. (AFP/File)
At least three people have been killed in a airstrike carried out by a U.S. assassination drone in Yemen’s eastern province of Mareb.
The attack took place on Monday when the US..’s unmanned aircraft fired a missile, which hit a car and killed all the three people on board, local media reported.
The U.S. has launched numerous drone strikes in Yemen, which have killed many civilians over the past few years.
Washington claims that the airstrikes target militants, but local sources say civilians have been the main victims of the non-UN-sanctioned airstrikes.
On December 12, 2013, a U.S. drone fired several missiles into a convoy of vehicles traveling to a wedding party in central Yemen, killing at least 17 people.
On February 19, Human Rights Watch released a report, calling on the U.S. to investigate the fatal drone strike on the wedding convoy and “act in the event of wrongdoing.”
Yemen is not the only country where the U.S. conducts such attacks. The United States uses its assassination drones to strike other countries in the region, including Pakistan and Afghanistan.