Yemeni air defences shoot down Saudi spy drone

Yemeni air defences shoot down Saudi spy drone

The Yemeni army’s air defences have on Saturday morning shot down a spy aircraft belonging to the Saudi-led coalition forces in the airspace of Hajjah province, northwestern Yemen.

“Our Air Defences shot down a Turkish-made Karayel spy drone operated by Saudi Air forces, while it was violating the UN-sponsored truce with hostile actions this morning in the airspace of Hayran district, Hajjah Governorate,” the Armed Forces spokesman Brigadier General Yahya Sare’e said in a statement.

The plane was hit with a locally-made surface-to-air missile, of a type which has not yet been publicly revealed, he added.

The spokesman affirmed the Armed Forces’ readiness to respond to any violation by US-Saudi aggression, stressing that such attacks “confirm the lack of seriousness of US-Saudi aggression to commitment to the truce and peace process.”

Earlier on May 5, the Yemeni Air Defences announced shooting down a Chinese-made CH-4 spy drone in the border district of Haradh in Hajjah Governorate.