Jets harm, lose in Yemen by these countries
Air Defenses of the Army and Popular Committees downed on Friday morning a US spy plane while carrying out hostile missions in Asir.
Armed forces spokesman Brigadier Yahya Sare’e said, “the downed US spy drone is of a Scaneagle type. It was carrying out spying missions.”
“The drone was shot down at lines of contact off Asir in southern Saudi Arabia,” he added.
Scaneagle worths 11.25 million dollars. It is an autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), that locates targets from the air.
This drone is small in size compared to its counterparts in the regular armies, which facilitates its transport. It is equipped with a surveillance camera (Electro optical) and other infrared camera.
This type of drones emerged during the US war on Iraq, where more than 1000 sorties were carried out over Iraqi areas.
A report by the Associated Press on Thursday stated that 100,000 Yemenis were killed in the war, as well as the destruction of about 700 health facilities, for nearly five years of US-SaudiI-led aggression.
The agency reported according to a database to track the war on Yemen,the war has killed more than 100,000 Yemenis since the end of March 2015.
According to the data of the armed conflict, the death toll in the war includes more than 12,000 civilians killed in attacks that directly targeted civilians, adding Saudi-led airstrikes targeted schools, hospitals and weddings and killed thousands of civilians.
The Yemeni Ministry of Health in the capital Sana’a has said in official reports that the number of civilian deaths has reached more than 140,000 civilians, including a martyr and wounded, including children, since March 2015.
The report stated that the number of facilities destroyed by air strikes amounted to 700 health facilities in part or in full, while the inventory of damage continues.
The German government has confirmed the use of German military jets in the aggression against Yemen, according to a joint press report by NDR and VIR and the German newspaper, Züddeutsche Zeitung.
The German government admitted, in a private secret meeting to the Committee on Foreign Relations in parliament, that it has intelligence information confirms the use of its jets type (Tornado) and (Eurovater). These advanced fighter jets were developed and manufactured in Germany in cooperation with other countries such as Britain and Italy in the war on Yemen.
A British government minister has admitted that his country is providing “engineering support” for UK-supplied aircraft operated by the Royal Saudi Air Force, responsible for killing innocent people in Yemen.
Armed Forces Minister Mark Lancaster was responding to a question in parliament from Labour MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle, on military personnel seconded to BAE Systems in Saudi Arabia, when he admitted that the Britain’s Royal Air Force (RAF) has provided engineering and “generic training” to the Saudi Air Force involved in the bombing of Yemen.
“RAF personnel on secondment to BAE Systems in Saudi Arabia have provided routine engineering support for UK-supplied aircraft operated by the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF), including aircraft engaged in military operations in Yemen,” Lancaster said.
Lockheed Martin Corp and two of its subsidiaries have been awarded a $1.1 billion contract for production of F-16 fighter jets for Bahrain, the Pentagon .
The contract, which was announced in November, concerns the production of 16 F-16 Block 70 fighter jets.
The fighters will be delivered on September 30, 2023 based on the Pentagon.
In March 2015, the US -backed –Saudi-led aggression 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 aggression claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi bombers are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.
More than 2,200 others have died of cholera, and the crisis has triggered what the United Nations has described as the world’s worst humanitarian disaster.