Yemeni Army Downs Saudi Arabia’s Spying Drone in Ma’arib Province
Yamanyoon- 11 Oct 2017
“The Yemeni army’s air defense system shot down a reconnaissance aircraft of the Saudi-led forces on al-Moshaja of Sirwah in Western Ma’rib province,” a military source said.
There are no further details available on the incident.
In a relevant development earlier in October, a US-made state-of-the-art MQ9 drone was shot down in the Northern part of Sana’a city.
In a relevant development on Monday, a senior Yemeni commander announced that the Yemeni army and popular forces inflicted heavy losses and casualties on the pro-Saudi forces in Ma’rib, Ta’iz and al-Jawf provinces.
“Over 20 pro-Saudi forces were killed in an ambush of the Yemeni army and popular forces,” Senior Ansarullah Commander Ali al-Houthi told FNA.
Meantime, several Saudi forces were killed in an artillery attack of the Yemeni popular forces on their gathering center in the surrounding areas of al-Waziya region.
Several military vehicles of the pro-Saudi forces were also destroyed in the attack.
On Sunday, a senior Yemeni military commander announced that Yemen’s Dhale province is on the verge of being fully liberated as the pro-Saudi forces have sustained heavy losses and casualties in Ma’rib and al-Jawf provinces.
“The Yemeni army backed by popular forces purged terrorists from a large number of villages in the Southern and Western parts of Dhale province,” Yemeni Army Commander Brigadier General Abdollah al-Setri told FNA.
The Yemeni commander reiterated that seizing back of Dhale province will be a heavy blow to the Saudi-led coalition.
Brigadier General al-Setri, meantime, noted that the Yemeni army and popular forces have inflicted heavy losses on the Saudi forces in Ma’rib and al-Jawf provinces.
He also said that the army and popular forces have purged terrorists from 245 square kilometers of areas in Southern Sana’a.