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JULY 2020

Saudi-Backed Forces Shoot Down Houthis’ Drone In Central Yemen


On May 30, the Yemeni National Army, which is backed by the Saudi-led coalition, shot down an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) of the Houthis.

Citing a military source, the UAE-based al-Arabiya TV reported the UAV was shot down with air-defense means over the central Yemeni province of Ma’rib.

Local sources in Ma’rib shared a photo of the downed UAV, which appeared to be of the Samad-1 type. This type, which is equipped with an electro-optical system, is usually used for reconnaissance missions. Yet, it is thought that Samad-1 can be also used as a kamikaze drone.

The Samad-1’s design is identical to that of Lebanon’s Hezbollah Mirsad. UAVs of the same type were also spotted in Syria and most recently in Iraq. Earlier this week, an armed variant of the UAV crashed in the western Iraqi province of Diyala.

According to al-Arabiya, this was the second drone of the Houthis to be shot down over Ma’rib by the Yemeni National Army this month.

With support from Iran, the Houthis aerial capabilities grew significantly during the last two years. The group is now operating a variety of UAVs, which are capable of carrying out reconnaissance and combat missions.




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  • Chinese Dog

    Houshit and Saudis both desert assholes

    • rightiswrong rightiswrong

      Supported by US assholes.

    • d’Artagnan

      This is an attention seeking troll with multiple accounts. Also known as PP before being banned. First pretended to be Indian and then exposed. Please ignore!

  • d’Artagnan

    Saudi economy is in a tailspin and its chief protector the US is imploding. Not a good omen.

  • Zionism = EVIL

    Saudi shitheads and their AmeriKKKunt pimps are burning and nothing can that. The Zionist parasites are next.

  • Shawn

    Looks like a Shahed 121 reconnaissance drone

    • Zionism = EVIL

      Israeli forces training US police on large scale: Amnesty & Human Right Watch

      Amnesty International has revealed how police forces from a
      surprisingly wide expanse of the United States have been receiving
      training from Israeli forces and services, warning that the
      violence being exercised by the American law enforcement has come to
      match Israeli brutality.

      The UK-based rights group said the American police members have been
      either traveling to the occupied Palestinian territories to receive training or have
      been trained inside the United States by Israeli forces

  • Cook

    I love how the saudis actually down a drone and its news.