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Another Saudi Spy Drone Downed by Yemen

12 February 2016 18:43


The Yemeni army and popular forces shot down a Saudi spy drone in Northern Yemen on Friday.

The Yemeni forces targeted a remote-controlled unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) as it was flying over a strategic district in Midi region in Hajjah province, which lies about 130 kilometers Northwest of the capital, Sana’a on Friday.

No further detail is available about the type of the drone and the exact location that it was shot down.

In a relevant development in February 3, the Yemeni forces shot down a Saudi spy drone over strategic Harad region in Hajjah province.

In a similar incident on January 29, the Yemeni forces shot down a Saudi fighter jet and a spy drone in Southern and Northern Yemen.

Also on October 10, the Yemeni forces shot down another Saudi spy drone in Sa’ada province.

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

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.

Also 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 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 UAV in the district of al-Baqa with their surface-to-air missiles.

In a similar incident 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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