Houthis say they shoot down a coalition reconnaissance drone on Saudi border

Sana'a (Debriefer)
2019-11-05 | Since 8 Month

Wreck of a drone

اضغط هنا لقراءة الخبر بالعربية

A reconnaissance drone of the Saudi-led Arab coalition was shot down in Yemen on Tuesday.

A spokesman for the Houthi forces Brigadier General Yahya Saree, said in a brief statement that the air defenses of the group forces shot down a reconnaissance aircraft in al-Sawh area off Najran.

He added that the drone was shot down with an suitable weapon.

The drone was downed while carrying out surveillance and hostilities missions inside Yemeni territory, he added

The al-Sawh area is located in the Directorate of Kuttaf, east of Saada province on the border with Saudi Arabia.

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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