Yemen .."Legitimate" Gov.t forces say shoot down Houthi drone north of country

Riyadh (Debriefer)
2019-10-06 | Since 1 Day

Wreck of a drone

اضغط هنا لقراءة الخبر بالعربية

The Yemen`s Internationally recognized Yemeni government forces said on Sunday that its air defenses shot down a drone belonging to the Houthi group (Ansar Allah) in the northwestern Hajjah province.

According to the "September Net", website of the Ministry of Defense in the Yemeni "legitimate" government the drone was conducting reconnaissance operations on the site of government forces in Hayran district, north of Hajjah governorate.

The website pointed out that after examining the wreckage of the reconnaissance plane turned out to be Iranian-made.

Yemen has been devastated by a five-year armed conflict between the government backed by the Saudi-led coalition and the Iran-backed Houthis. The conflict erupted after the Houthis ousted the government and seized power in late 2014.

More than 11.000 civilians have been killed and tens of thousands of others injured in the war. Millions have been displaced and tens of thousands have fled outside the country.

The coalition has been responsible for the vast majority of civilian casualties, according to the UN and international human rights organizations.

The conflict has caused what the United Nations calls the world's worst humanitarian crisis.

More than 24 million people, more than 80% of the country's population, are in need some form of humanitarian or protection assistance, including 8.4 million people who don't know where their next meal will come from, according to the UN.


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