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Yemeni Forces Shoot Down More Saudi Spy Drones

25 October 2015 13:19

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The Yemeni army and popular forces shot down a Saudi spy drone in Yemen’s province of Ta’iz on Sunday.

The Yemeni forces targeted the Saudi unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) as it was flying over al-Dim region in Sabr mountainous area of Ta’iz province.

In a similar incident on October 20, the Yemeni forces shot down an unmanned drone in the province of Ma’rib.

The US drone crashed in Wadi Abida, close to the city of Ma’rib.

The Yemeni army and popular forces have so far shot down several drones and warplanes of the Saudi-led coalition.

On Oct 9, the Yemeni army and popular forces shot down a Saudi spy drone in Yemen’s province of Sa’ada.

The Yemeni forces targeted the remote-controlled unmanned aerial vehicle as it was flying over Kitaf district in Sa’ada, which lies 240 kilometers (150 miles) North of the capital, Sana’a.

The small drone was later identified as a long-endurance Boeing Insitu ScanEagle.

The development came less than a day after Yemeni forces had targeted another Saudi surveillance drone in the province of Dhamar.

On Sep 13, Yemen’s Ansarullah forces shot down a Saudi spy drone in Ma’rib province hours after the start of the Saudi-led coalition’s ground operations in the Yemeni province.

On Sep 1, the Yemeni army and popular forces downed a Saudi spy drone in the kingdom’s Jizan province by using a remote-controlled device in a bid to safely capture the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).

On Aug 25, Yemeni fighters brought down a spy drone belonging to the United Arab Emirates in Yemen’s Southern region of Mukayris.

The drone was shot down in Mukayris, which is situated between the Abyan and Bayda provinces.

On July 5, Yemen’s Air Force also shot down a Saudi spy drone in the Yemeni province of Sada’a.

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.

On July 5, the Yemeni army’s surface-to-air missiles downed a Saudi pilotless aircraft in the province of Dhamar.

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.

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