Yemeni forces have shot down a US-made MQ-9 Reaper unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) over Yemen’s southwestern province of Dhamar, the Houthis (Ansar Allah) media wing reported on August 21. According to US officials, the UCAV was being operated by the US military.
According to the statement, the UCAV was downed by a ‘domestically-developed’ surface-to-air missile. It added that the missile used in the operation will be showcased at a special ceremony in the future.
Meanwhile, the Saudi-led coalition has faced significant difficulties in southern Yemen:
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