Saudi Reconnaissance Drone in Najran Shot down by Yemeni Forces
Yemeni armed forces have intercepted and targeted a Saudi unmanned aerial vehicle as it was flying in the skies over the kingdom’s southwestern border region of Najran.
An unnamed Yemen military source said Yemeni air defense forces shot down the drone as it was on a reconnaissance mission near al-Khazra border crossing on Tuesday evening, Ansarullah movement said in a statement.
Separately, a barrage of Saudi missiles and artillery rounds rained down on residential areas in the Monabbih district of Yemen’s northwestern province of Saada.
There were no immediate reports about possible casualties and the extent of damage caused.
On Monday, Yemen armed forces foiled an advance attempt by US-backed Saudi-led coalition’s paid fighters in the Nehm district of Sana’a province, inflicting major losses on them.
Dozens of them were killed and injured after they attempted to sneak into the area of Tabat Alrubah in the province, a military source, speaking on condition anonymity, told YemenExtra .
They also fired a number of Katyusha missiles at a gathering of the coalition’s paid fighters in Nehm, leaving dozens of them dead and injured.
In March 2015, the US -backed –Saudi-led coalition started a war against Yemen with the declared aim of crushing the Houthi Ansarullah movement, who had taken over from the staunch Riyadh ally and fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, while also seeking to secure the Saudi border with its southern neighbor. Three years and over 600,000 dead and injured Yemeni people and prevented the patients from travelling abroad for treatment and blocked the entry of medicine into the war-torn country, the war has yielded little to that effect.
Despite the coalition claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi bombers are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.