Yemeni Forces Down Saudi Spy Drone in Hajjah


The Yemeni army downed a Saudi Arabian drone over the war-torn country’s northwestern province of Hajjah, sources said.

According to Yemeni military sources, the unmanned aerial vehicle was shot down on Sunday while carrying out imaging and reconnaissance operations over the province’s Midi district, Yemen’s official Saba news agency reported.

A day earlier, the army and its allies had killed five Saudi mercenaries in the same area in Hajjah.

The attacks by the Yemeni forces were carried out in retaliation for the continued massacre of civilians by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen.

Since March 25, 2015, Saudi Arabia and some of its Arab allies have been carrying out airstrikes against the Houthi Ansarullah movement in an attempt to restore power to Hadi.

According to Yemen’s Legal Center of Rights and Development, the Saudi campaign has claimed the lives of over 12,000 Yemenis and left more than 20,000 others wounded.