Yemen's Air Defenses Down US-made Saudi MQ-9 Attack Drone

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Yemen's Air Defenses Down US-made Saudi MQ-9 Attack Drone
The wreckage of a US-made Saudi-operated drone downed over Yemen in 2017 (image: PressTV)

Yemeni air defenses have destroyed a US-made MQ-9 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) belonging to Saudi Arabia on Thursday afternoon, in al-Jabaliyah, located in the country's west coast.

"The drone we downed was an American-made MQ-9 Reaper," source in the Air Defense unit told the al-Masirah news network.

"The Saudi air force launched a series of airstrikes on the wreckage of the drone to destroy it before it fell to the hands of the Yemeni fighters," the source added.

Yemen's air defenses destroyed another American drone, the MQ-1 Predator in the last month. The forces managed to down three other Saudi spy drones of unspecified models in various parts of the country, the report added.

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