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Yemeni Army Downs Saudi Spying Plane, Destroys Abrams Tank in Assir, Najran Provinces

1 August 2016 6:48

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The Yemeni army targeted and destroyed a Saudi reconnaissance airplane and an Abrams tank in the kingdom’s South and Southwest, battlefield sources announced on Sunday.

“The Saudi spy plane was downed in Mojazeh border region in Assir province,” the Arabic-language al-Masira news agency quoted an unnamed military source as saying on Sunday.

The source noted that the Yemeni army destroyed an Abrams tank with a TOW anti-tank missile in Rajla military zone in Najran province on Sunday.

In a relevant development on Saturday, the Yemeni missile units pounded the Saudi forces’ military positions in the kingdom’s Najran province.

The Saudis’ Rajla military base in Najran was attacked by the Yemeni army’s home-made ballistic Zalzal-3 missile which was unveiled earlier this month.

The attack destroyed a number of tanks and military vehicles belonging to the Saudi forces.

Earlier this week, the Yemeni forces continued their attacks against the Saudi troops in the kingdom’s Southern parts, and killed several senior Saudi officers, including a top commander of the Saudi army’s 84th Division in the same area.

“The Yemeni army and popular forces fired missiles at Saudi tanks in Najran province, and killed the armored unit commander of the Saudi Army’s 84th Division who was also deputy commander of Rajla military base along with other senior Saudi forces,” the Arabic-language media outlets quoted an unnamed military source as saying on Monday.

Also on Monday, the Yemeni army, backed by popular forces, fired a ballistic missile at a Saudi military base in the kingdom’s Jizan province in retaliation for Riyadh’s relentless attacks on Yemen’s civilians.

The Yemeni Tochka missile precisely hit the Saudi military base in the kingdom’s Ahad al-Mosareheh region in Jizan province.

The Saudi forces sustained heavy losses and casualties in the Yemen missile strike.

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