Army spokesman: Yemeni Armed Forces down US-Made spy drone in Marib

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The Yemeni air defences have on Saturday shot down a spy drone belonging to Saudi-led coalition in Marib province, the Yemeni army spokesman said in a statement.

Army spokesman Brigadier General Yahya Sare’e, affirmed the air defences were be able to down a US Scan Eagle spy drone, operated by the Saudi Air Force, while it was carrying out hostile actions over the airspace of al-Jubah district.

The drone was hit with a missile, he added. The army spokesman affirmed that this drone plane is the seventh of the same type that had been shot down by air defences this year.

“The armed forces affirm that they will spare no effort in carrying out their duty to protect Yemeni airspace by all available and possible means,” he concluded.