Yemeni army forces announced on Friday that the air defences shot down two spy reconnaissance planes belongings to Saudi-led coalition forces in Ma’rib and Jawf provinces.
In a brief statement, Army spokesman Brigadier General Yahya Sare’e, affirmed that the air defences were able to down a US ScanEagle spy drone, operated by the Saudi Air Forces, while it was carrying out hostile actions over the airspace of al-Jubah district on Friday.
تمكنت دفاعاتنا الجوية بفضل الله من إسقاط طائرة تجسسية نوع (سكان إيغل Scan Eagle) أمريكية الصنع، بسلاح مناسب وذلك أثناء قيامها بأعمال عدائية صباح اليوم في أجواء مديرية الجوبة بمحافظة مأرب.
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He confirmed that the plane was shot down with a suitable weapon, without giving further details.
A few hours ago, the military spokesmen had already confirmed that the air defences managed to bring down an American MQ-9 military drone, operated by United Arab Emirates Air Force, while it was carrying out hostile actions over the airspace of Jawf province.
He said the drone was down by a locally-made surface-to-air missile of a type which has not yet been revealed to the public.