Bahrain’s state news agency reported that a third Bahraini serviceman succumbed on Wednesday, following a Houthi drone attack that occurred on Monday. This attack targeted the forces of the Saudi-led coalition in Saudi Arabia, near the Yemeni border.
Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi movement has battled the Saudi-led coalition since 2015 in a conflict that has killed hundreds of thousands and left 80 percent of the population dependent on aid.
The drone attack represents a major escalation after more than a year of relative calm in Yemen as peace efforts gain momentum. It could jeopardize talks between Saudi and Houthi officials who have just held another round of negotiations on a potential agreement toward ending the conflict.