The Houthis claimed on December 4 that their Air Defense Force had shot down two unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) of the Saudi-led coalition over the Yemeni border with the Kingdom.
“The air defenses of the army and the [popular] committees [Houthis’ military wing] have managed, thank God, to shot down two drones of the aggression countries off [the Saudi province of] Jizan and in the district of Baqim off [the Saudi province of] Asir,” Brig. Gen. Yahya Sari, a spokesman for the Yemeni group, said.
The spokesman added that the two UAVs were targeted with “a suitable weapon,” without providing any further details. From its side, the Saudi-led coalition has not commented on the Houthis’ claims, so far.
Last week, the Houthis shot down a Saudi AH-64 Apache attack helicopter over the Yemeni-Saudi border. The Yemeni group’s Air Defense Force also downed a Chines-made Wing Loong unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) over the northwestern Yemeni province of Hajjah.
The Houthis said that they used new air-defense systems to shoot down both the helicopter and the UCAV, promising to reveal these systems soon.