U.S. Destroys Nearly A Dozen Terrorist Drones Launched In Middle East
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The U.S. Military announced late on Wednesday evening that it had shot down multiple terrorist suicide drones that were launched around the Arabian Peninsula.

U.S. Central Command said in a statement that early Wednesday morning, U.S. forces “successfully engaged three unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) launched from Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen.”

“Two UAVs were launched over the Gulf of Aden and one UAV was launched over the Red Sea,” CENTCOM said. “Then between approximately 7:50 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. (Sanaa time), USCENTCOM forces successfully engaged and destroyed eight UAVs in Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen in self-defense.”

The attack drones were determined to present “an imminent threat to U.S., coalition, and merchant vessels in the region.”

No one was killed or injured in the attacks and no ships were damaged.

The attacks from Iranian-backed Houthi terrorists in Yemen come as U.S. forces are on high-alert in the region for an expected attack from Iran and its terrorist proxy groups against Israel after Israel killed a top Iranian general last week who was allegedly involved in helping Hamas plan and execute its October 7 terrorist attack on Israel.

U.S. officials told Bloomberg News that they believe the attack is imminent and that it’s no longer a matter of if, only when.


Officials believe that Iran and its terrorist proxy groups would use high-precision missiles and drones targeting a variety of targets in Israel.

Gen. Erik Kurilla, commander of the U.S. Central Command, is expected to meet with Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant tomorrow to coordinate operations with Israel in case Iran attacks.

The Times of Israel reported this week that Israel has been conducting air force drills in recent days “that include preparing to target Iranian nuclear facilities and other key infrastructure.”

Israel eliminated Mohammed Reza Zahedi, the top commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’s Quds Force in Lebanon and Syria, from the battlefield last week as he met with other Iranian commanders and leaders from the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist group.

The Coalition Council of Islamic Revolution Forces, a staunchly pro-IRGC political group, responded to the strike by praising Zahedi’s “strategic role in forming and strengthening the resistance front as well as in planning and executing” Hamas’ October 7 terrorist attack against Israel.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned last week that the country will not hesitate to take preemptive military action against any threat it faces.

“Iran has been acting against us for years — directly and via proxies. And, therefore, Israel acts against Iran and its proxies — defensively and offensively,” he said. “We will know how to defend ourselves, and we will act according to the simple principle: that those who harm us or plan to harm us, we will harm.”

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