News ID: 272382
Published: 0235 GMT August 02, 2020

Yemeni forces kill dozens of Saudi soldiers, down US spy drone

Yemeni forces kill dozens of Saudi soldiers, down US spy drone

Yemeni forces have killed dozens of Saudi soldiers during cross-border clashes, Yemeni media reported on Sunday.

The fighting broke out between Yemen’s Houthi fighters and Saudi troops near the kingdom’s southwestern city Najran.
Yemeni media Houthi fighters inflicted many casualties on the Saudi forces during the attack. 
Meanwhile, the Yemeni Army announced on Sunday itshot down a US spy drone operated by the Saudi-led coalitionover the northern province of Hajjah.
The spokesman for Yemeni Armed Forces, Brigadier General Yahya Saree, said that air defense forces targeted the AeroVironment RQ-20 Puma drone with a proper missile as it was hovering over the Harad district close to the border with Saudi Arabia’s Jizan region on Sunday afternoon.
The American aircraft is a small and hand-launched unmanned aerial vehicle. It can be equipped with an electro-optical and infrared camera, and is primarily used for surveillance and intelligence gathering purposes.
Later in the day, Saudi-led military aircraft launched four airstrikes against several areas in Ajasher desert in Yemen’s northern province of Jawf.
The warplanes also pounded Emarat area of the northwestern mountainous Sa’ada Province on three occasions.
In March 2015, Saudi Arabia embarked on a bloody military aggression against Yemen with the declared aim of eliminating the Houthi Ansarullah movement.
Riyadh has not been alone in the campaign. It has been flanked by regional allies and enjoys arms supplies from its Western backers.
Over 100,000 people have been killed, according to some semi-official figures.
The war has destroyed and shut down Yemen’s infrastructure. The Yemeni population has been subjected to large-scale hunger and diseases aggravated by the naval blockade imposed on the country by the coalition of aggressors.
Anadolu Agency and Press TV contributed to this story. 
 
 
 
   
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