The unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was brought down after it was intercepted over the strategic Mash’al military base in Jizan province.
Local security sources said that the Saudi drone was on a surveillance mission, taking images of the Yemeni Army and Ansarullah’s facilities.
In a relevant development on Thursday, the Yemeni forces shot down a Saudi Apache helicopter in the kingdom’s Southern Najran Province in fresh counterattacks in response to Riyadh’s deadly military aggression.
The chopper was brought down on Thursday as it was attacking positions held by the Yemeni fighters, Al Masirah reported.
The report further noted that the Yemeni forces destroyed an Abrams tank and killed five Saudi soldiers at Najran’s Qiyadah military base.
The Yemeni Army and Ansarullah fighters have shot down several Saudi-owned UAVs across the country since the beginning of the Saudi-led invasion against the impoverished country.
In mid-October, the Yemeni military forces also reported they had shot down a spy drone over Jizan province.
In late September, the Yemeni military forces also reported they shot down a spy drone over the country’s capital, Sana’a.