Yemeni Air Defense Forces Intercept Saudi Drone over Hudaydah
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The Air Defense forces of the Yemeni Army and Popular Committees intercepted and destroyed a spy drone belonging to the Saudi coalition forces, west of Hudaydah province.
The Saudi UAV (Unmanned aerial vehicle) was shot down on Friday by the Yemeni Ansarullah and Air Defense forces in Kilo-16 area, which links Sana'a, Hudaydah and Taiz.
According to Al-Masirah TV network, this was the third Saudi-operated reconnaissance drone that was destroyed by Yemeni forces during past week.
Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and some of its Arab allies have been carrying out deadly airstrikes against the Houthi Ansarullah movement in an attempt to restore power to fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.
The Yemeni Ministry of Human Rights announced in a statement on March 25 that the war had left 600,000 civilians dead and injured until then. The war and the accompanying blockade have also caused famine across Yemen.