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Yemen Shoots Down Another Saudi Spy Drone

6 July 2015 8:46


Yemen’s Air Force shot down a Saudi spy drone in the Northwestern province of Sada’a on Sunday, the second pilotless aircraft of the Riyadh army that has been targeted in the skies of the war-torn country today.

According to local reports, the Yemeni forces intercepted and shot down a Saudi Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) in the district of al-Baqa with their surface-to-air missiles.

It is the second Saudi spy drone that the Yemeni forces have shot down today.

In a similar incident earlier today, the Yemeni army’s surface-to-air missiles downed a Saudi pilotless aircraft in the Southeastern province of Dhamar.

The Yemeni army and popular forces have so far shot down several Saudi drones.

On June 22, Yemen’s popular Ansarullah forces targeted a surveillance drone sent by the Saudi army to spy on the bordering areas in Sahar district.

Also early May, the popular fighters captured a Saudi surveillance drone in Sa’ada.

Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen for 102 days now to restore power to fugitive president Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.

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.

The Monarchy’s attacks have so far claimed the lives of at least 4,868 civilians, mostly women and children.

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