A new report says that the United States has carried out at least eight drone strikes in Yemen over the past two weeks.
The report, published in the British dailyThe Guardianon Friday, said that drone strikes have killed 34 people since July 27. The drone attacks have mainly targeted the central province of Marib and eastern province of Hadramawt, according to the report.
" We ' re fed up, " said Nasser Muhtam, the head of a Marib - based NGO, adding, " Our houses are shaking and our children are scared during the morning of Eid[al - Fitr], when we should be celebrating. "
Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, an occasion that Muslims around the world celebrate. The United States says the CIA-run drone strikes primarily kill al-Qaeda militants, although casualty figures show that Yemeni civilians are often the victims of the non-UN-sanctioned attacks. The United Nations has called the US drone attacks targeted killings that flout international law. The US has launched numerous drone attacks in Yemen that have killed many innocent civilians over the past few years. Washington has come under fire for increasing its drone attacks in Yemen. Yemenis have held many demonstrations to condemn the United States’ violations of their national sovereignty.