Houthis say shoot down US spy aircraft MQ9 with locally-developed missile

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2019-08-21 | Since 6 Month

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The houthi group (Ansar Allah) said on Tuesday evening that its air defenses of shot down a US spy aircraft, MQ9, in Dhamar province, east Sana'a.

Houthi forces spokesman Brigadier General Yahya Saree said in a statement: "The air defenses were able to shoot down an American MQ9 aircraft with a suitable missile over Dhamar province, and hit his target with high accuracy."

"The missile that downed the MQ-9 drone is locally developed and will be revealed soon in a press conference." Saree added.

The US Central Command said in a statemen "We are aware of reports that say an US MQ-9 was shot down over Yemen,".

The Houthi Brigadier General Yahya Saree said that US-Saudi forces have to be careful when they enter Yemeni Airspaces and that the coming days will witness a big surprises.

The US military said last June that the Houthis shot down a US drone with the help of Iran.

Yemen has been devastated by a five-year armed conflict between the government backed a Saudi-led coalition and the Iran-backed Houthis who are still controlling most of the most densely populated regions in the north.

The conflict has resulted in the world's worst humanitarian crisis, according to the UN.

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