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URGENT: Another Apache Chopper Downed in Yemen’s Sa’ada

9 May 2015 14:25


Yemeni popular fighter downed another US Apache attack helicopter used by the Saudi-led coalition in the Northwestern province of Sa’ada.
According to FNA dispatches, the Yemeni troops shot down a Saudi Apache chopper in Baqem district in Sa’ada, capturing its two pilots namely Sultan al-Zahrani and Fahed al-Ghamedi.

The Yemeni troops had brought down another Apache helicopter in al-Baqa district in Sa’ada on Thursday.

This is while Saudi forces have threatened steadfast Yemenis to leave the old Sa’ada district in Sa’ada as their military aircraft have been pounding the district heavily since yesterday, disrupting all communication links.

Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen for 45 days now to restore power to fugitive president Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh. The Saudi-led aggression has so far killed at least 3,585 Yemenis, including hundreds of women and children.

Hadi stepped down in January and refused to reconsider the decision despite calls by Ansarullah revolutionaries of the Houthi movement.

Despite Riyadh’s claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi warplanes are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.

On April 21, Saudi Arabia declared end to Yemen airstrikes after weeks of bombings, but airstrikes are still underway.

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