TEHRAN (Iran News) – Yemen’s air defense units shot down a Saudi spy drone flying in the skies over the western province of Hudaydah.
According to Yemeni media reports, the Arab country’s air defense forces targeted the surveillance drone over Hudaydah with a surface-to-air missile on Monday morning.
The drone was shot down over al-Shajan village, the reports added.
In a separate development, at least three civilians were killed and another sustained injuries when militiamen loyal to the country’s former president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, shelled a residential neighborhood in the southern province of Ta’iz despite a two-week ceasefire declared by the Saudi-led coalition.
Local sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Arabic-language al-Masirah television network that the Saudi mercenaries fired projectiles at Wadi Hanash village in the At Ta’iziyah district of the province Sunday afternoon.
The sources added that two women and a child were killed whilst a man was injured when their house was struck in the shelling.
Saudi Arabia and a number of its regional allies launched a devastating campaign against Yemen in March 2015, with the goal of bringing the government of Hadi back to power and crushing the Houthi Ansarullah movement.
The US-based Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED), a nonprofit conflict-research organization, estimates that the war has claimed more than 100,000 lives since then.
- source : Tasnim, Irannews