Saudi Arabia’s military reconnaissance drone reportedly shotdown
ISLAMABAD - Yemeni army forces, supported by allied fighters from Popular Committees, have intercepted and targeted an unmanned aerial vehicle belonging to the Saudi-led military coalition as it was flying in the skies over the country’s western coastal province of Hudaydah.
An unnamed Yemeni military official said Yemeni air defense forces and their allies shot down the drone with a surface-to-air missile as it was on a reconnaissance mission over Jabalya area in the al-Tuhayta district of the province, located around 230 kilometers west of the capital Sana'a, on Wednesday afternoon.
Meanwhile, Yemeni soldiers and Popular Committees fighters thwarted an offensive by Saudi-sponsored militiamen loyal to Yemen's former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi on al-Jah area of the same Yemeni district.
A Yemeni security source, requesting not to be named, said scores of militiamen were killed and their munitions destroyed during the battle.