US military MQ-9 drone downed over Yemen

  • 16:37 21 August 2019

US military MQ-9 drone downed over Yemen

A US military MQ-9 drone has been shot down over Yemen, Reuters reported citing two unnamed US officials. According to the sources, the incident occurred in the Dhamar governorate southeast of the Houthi-controlled capital Sanaa late on Tuesday, ONA reports citing Sputnik.

Earlier today, Yemeni Houthis reported that their air defence had downed a US multipurpose MQ-9 drone over the province of Dhamar in the central part of the country.

The report comes as the movement's spokesperson told the Al Masirah broadcaster that the rocket which downed the drone was modernised on the spot and would soon be presented at a press conference.

He warned the Saudi-led Arab coalition to think 'a thousand times before invading Yemen's airspace'.