On August 6th 2013 at least four suspected terrorists have been killed in an American drone strike in Yemen. The attack follows the decision of Washington to have 20 US Embassies and Consulates closed in the Middle East and North Africa until August 10th. Sanaa, the Yemenite capital, is controlled by hundreds of armored vehicles while the Ministry of the Interiors released a list of 26 Al-Qaeda wanted activists. Those decisions were mad after conversations between two senior al-Qaeda figures were reportedly intercepted.
Riccardo Venturi was in Yemen at the end of 2012 to work on the human trafficking, by documenting the refugee camps where the victims are hosted, and the country’s most devastated areas, where people had to flee from their houses to escape the US drone attacks. In the South of Yemen, Venturi reported the activists of the organization fighting against Al-Quaeda, politicians and refugees forced to live in refugee camps.