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Yemeni forces shoot down Saudi Arabian drone over Ma’rib

15 February 2017 9:16

 

Fighters from Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement have downed a Saudi Arabian drone over the war-torn country’s central province of Ma’rib.

According to Yemeni military sources, the unmanned aerial vehicle was shot down while engaged in operations over the province’s Sirwah district.

 

On Saturday, nearly a dozen civilians lost their lives when Saudi military aircraft carried out an airstrike against a residential neighborhood in Yemen’s southwestern province of Ta’izz.

According to the United Nations humanitarian coordinator for Yemen, Jamie McGoldrick, the Yemeni conflict has claimed the lives of 10,000 people and left 40,000 others wounded.

Local sources, however, say the Saudi war, which was launched in March 2015 in an attempt to bring back the country’s former government to power, has so far claimed the lives of at least 11,400 Yemenis.

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