Yemen Houthis Bring Down US Surveillance Drone
Yemen Houthis Bring Down US Surveillance Drone

Yemen Houthis Bring Down US Surveillance Drone

Yemen Houthis Bring Down US Surveillance Drone

Yemen’s Houthi forces shot down a US surveillance drone in the capital Sanaa on Sunday, the Houthi-controlled state news agency SABA reported. The Houthi movement and its ally former president Ali Abdullah Saleh control much of northern Yemen, including Sanaa, and are battling a Saudi-led coalition that is trying to restore the fugitive government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansur Hadi, Reuters reported. The United States backs the Saudi-led coalition by providing it with intelligence and weapons. “A military source said (Houthi) air defense shot down a US MQ-9 surveillance drone in Jader area in the Sanaa Province,” SABA reported. A Reuters photographer said the drone came down at around 11 am local time in a crowded area on the outskirts of the capital, but there were no reports of any casualties. The charred wreckage of the aircraft was carried out by the Houthis aboard a Toyota pickup truck.

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