Yemen’s popular forces shot down a US Apache attack helicopter used by the Saudi-led coalition in the province of Sa’ada on Thursday.
Reports said the popular forces and the army shot down the chopper in Al-Baqa district in Sa’ada.
Meanwhile, civilian casualties were reported as the Saudi warplanes continued to conduct intensive air strikes on Sa’ada on Thursday.
On Wednesday, Saudi-led coalition air strikes claimed the lives of 400 civilians in the Yemeni province of Sa’ada in less than 24 hours.
Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen for 43 days now to restore power to fugitive president Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh. The Saudi-led aggression has so far killed at least 3,572 Yemenis, including hundreds of women and children.
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.
On April 21, Saudi Arabia declared end to Yemen airstrikes after weeks of bombings, but airstrikes are still underway.