Yemeni Forces Bring Down US Drone over Ma’rib

Yemeni Forces Bring Down US Drone over Ma’rib

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Yemeni air defense forces have successfully shot down an American MQ-9 drone while it was conducting hostile activities in the airspace of Ma’rib on Thursday, the spokesperson for the Yemeni Armed Forces (YAF) said.

Brigadier General Yahya Saree confirmed on Friday that the drone was targeted with a locally-made surface-to-air missile, adding that footage of the shootdown will be released later.

According to Saree, this is the fourth aircraft that the Yemeni air defenses have shot down since the start of the operations in support of Gaza.

The spokesperson affirmed the Yemeni Armed Forces' vigilance and full readiness on all levels, vowing that all enemy attempts are doomed to fail, Al Mayadeen reported.

Users on social media have circulated a video of an MQ-9 drone reportedly shot down in Ma’rib by the Yemeni Armed Forces.

On Wednesday, Saree announced an operation carried out by the Naval Forces targeting the American USS Mason destroyer in the Red Sea with a number of anti-ship missiles.

The spokesman also mentioned that the Yemeni navy and missile forces conducted a joint operation against the Destiny ship in the Red Sea, confirming a direct hit, after it had violated the ban placed on Israeli or Israeli-bound ships on April 20.

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