Houthis claim to shoot down coalition UAV

Yemeni rebel forces, supported by allied fighters from the Popular Committees, intercepted and targeted an unmanned aerial vehicle belonging to the Saudi-led military coalition in retaliation to the alliance’s relentless airstrikes against Yemeni rebels.

Spokesman for Yemeni Armed Forces Brigadier General Yahya Saree wrote in a post published on his Twitter page that Yemeni forces and their allies had shot down the drone while flying in the skies over al-Sawh area of Saudi Arabia’s Southwestern border region of Najran on Wednesday evening, and conducting “hostile acts”, Yemeni News reported.

The development came only a day after Yemeni air defense forces and fighters from Popular Committees targeted a Saudi-led drone as it was on a reconnaissance mission over al-Kasarah area of the same Saudi region, situated 844 kilometers (524 miles) South of the capital Riyadh.