Yemen shot down Saudi spy drone over Hudaydah sky. They intercepted the Saudi-led military coalition’s drone while flying in the skies over Yemen’s strategic western province of Hudaydah.
Yemen shot down Saudi spy drone
The media bureau of Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement said this in a statement.
Noably, it said that the Popular Committees’ allied fighters-backed Yemeni army forces shot down the reconnaissance drone over Kilo 16 district.
Separately, a bomb explosion struck a group of Riyadh’s mercenaries loyal to Yemen’s former President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi. It occurred in south of al-Maton district in the northern Yemeni province of al-Jawf. Casualties reported but the exact number remains unknown.
Saudi Mercenaries attack
Earlier in the day, the Fakher area of the Qa’atabah district in Yemen’s southwestern province of Dhale remained the scene of an indiscriminate shooting. Saudi-sponsored militiamen attacked tha also injured two refugee children.
Mercenaries also shelled a number of villages in the Hays district of Hudaydah province. Immediately, no reports of damage or possible casualties available.
Saudi military coalition attacks
Moreover, Saudi-led forces sprayed a number of buildings on two streets in Yemen’s western coastal city of Hudaydah with machinegun rounds. There were no quick reports of casualties though.
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 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 91,000 lives over the past four and a half years.
The war has also taken a heavy toll on the country’s infrastructure, destroying hospitals, schools, and factories. The UN says over 24 million Yemenis are in dire need of humanitarian aid, including 10 million suffering from extreme levels of hunger.