Houthi Militia Have Taken Down Saudi-Led Coalition Spy Drone in Country’s West – Yemeni Media

Middle East

On Tuesday, Houthi-led forces reportedly launch a missile attack on a military attack used by Saudi-backed forces in central Yemen, damaging ammunition storage facilities.

Houthi militias forces supported by local Popular Committees militias brought down a Saudi-led coalition UAV over the western coastal province of al-Hudaydah, Al-Masirah, a TV channel affiliated with the militia group, has reported, citing a military source.

The drone was reportedly shot down in the airspace above the mountainous area in the district of al-Tahita, some 230 km west of the capital of Sana’a, on Wednesday afternoon.

No further details were made available about the incident, and the Saudi-led coalition to has yet to comment on the veracity of the report.

Also Wednesday, a Houthi source said that multiple Saudi-led coalition mercenaries were killed and their munitions destroyed during an offensive against Houthi-held territories in another part of the province.

Houthi commander Maj. Gen. Youssef al-Madani reported ongoing violations of the ceasefire agreement signed in Stockholm in December 2018 by the Houthis and the Saudi-backed Yemeni government, citing some 1,285 airspace violations in al-Hudaydah region, including 57 air attacks said to have caused the deaths of some 1,062 local civilians and the wounding of 3,567 others in the past two years. Al-Madani called the Saudi-backed coalition’s repeatedly violations of…

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