A surveillance drone belonging to the Saudi-led military coalition has been shot down by Yemeni fighters while flying in the skies over the northwestern province of Hajjah.
The media bureau of Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement announced in a statement that Yemeni air defense forces targeted the Chinese-built medium-altitude and long-endurance Wing Loong aircraft with a surface-to-air missile on Saturday evening.
The statement added that the drone was struck over Hayran district.
The Yemeni army forces and allied fighters from the Popular Committees have managed to hit the enemy’s aircraft almost regularly over the past months.
A similar drone was shot down in Bani Muadh area of the Sahar district in the northwestern province of Sa’ada on April 19.
And on Thursday, Ansarullah forces downed a Saudi Apache helicopter near the Yemeni border. The two pilots were killed.
The spokesman for the Yemeni Armed Forces, Brigadier General Yahya Saree, said the helicopter had engaged in “hostile activity.”