TEHRAN (Iran News) – Yemen army forces shot down a Saudi spy drone over the country’s western coastal province of Hudaydah.
Yemeni air defense forces downed the drone with a surface-to-air missile as it was on a reconnaissance mission over Kilo 16 district of the province, located around 230 kilometers west of the capital Sana’a, on Tuesday, an unnamed Yemeni military official said.
The source added that the Saudi-backed militants shelled residential areas in the south of Hudaydah several times, breaching a self-declared truth recently announced by the Saudi-led coalition.
With the arrival of the holy month of Ramadan, the Saudi-led military coalition waging war on Yemen decided to “extend the ceasefire for a month,” according to its spokesman Turki al-Maliki.
The chairman of the Supreme Revolutionary Committee of Yemen, Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, has dismissed the Saudi-led coalition’s extension of the unilateral ceasefire in the war-ravaged Arab country by one month, saying Yemenis are expecting serious actions rather than words, which are simply media maneuver.
The Saudi-led coalition invaded Yemen in 2015. Since then, over 100,000 people have been killed, according to the US-based Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED).
- source : Tasnim, Irannews