US shoots down four drones in Houthi-controlled Yemen

The United States says it shot down four drones launched in an area of Yemen controlled by the Iran-backed Houthi rebels on Wednesday afternoon.

US Central Command (CENTCOM) says the “uncrewed aerial systems” posed an immediate threat to its forces and merchant ships in the area.

Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthis have been attacking shipping in the region since the start of the Israel-Hamas war.

Reuters contributed to this report.

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