US military drone shot down over Yemen

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A US military MQ-9 drone was shot down in Yemen's Dhamar governate, southeast of the Houthi-controlled capital Sanaa, two US officials say.


Houthi military spokesman had earlier said that air defences had brought down a US drone.
The officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the drone was shot down late on Tuesday.

This is not the first time a US drone has been shot down in Yemen. In June, the US military said that Houthi rebels had shot down a US government-operated drone with assistance from Iran.
US forces have occasionally launched drone and air strikes against Yemen's al-Qaeda branch, known as Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).

One of the officials said that it appeared that the drone had been shot down by a surface-to-air missile operated by the Iran-aligned Houthi group.
The other official cautioned that it was too early to tell who was responsible for the incident.

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US military drone shot down over Yemen

2019/08/645x344-us-military-drone-shot-down-by-houthis-over-yemen-1566390262671-1566392296.jpg
Read: 500     16:59     21 August 2019    

A US military MQ-9 drone was shot down in Yemen's Dhamar governate, southeast of the Houthi-controlled capital Sanaa, two US officials say.


Houthi military spokesman had earlier said that air defences had brought down a US drone.
The officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the drone was shot down late on Tuesday.

This is not the first time a US drone has been shot down in Yemen. In June, the US military said that Houthi rebels had shot down a US government-operated drone with assistance from Iran.
US forces have occasionally launched drone and air strikes against Yemen's al-Qaeda branch, known as Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).

One of the officials said that it appeared that the drone had been shot down by a surface-to-air missile operated by the Iran-aligned Houthi group.
The other official cautioned that it was too early to tell who was responsible for the incident.

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