TEHRAN (defapress)- Yemeni security forces intercepted and shot down a Saudi spy drone in the skies over al-Hudaydah port city late on Tuesday, after the UAV violated the Sweden agreement on a ceasefire in the port.
News ID: 75874
Publish Date: 27February 2019 - 13:57
The air-defense units of the Yemeni army and Ansarullah popular forces brought down a spy drone of the Saudi-led coalition in Kilo 16 area of al-Hudaydah Governorate after the unmanned aerial vehicle violated the letters of the Sweden agreement on a ceasefire in the port.
Saudi Arabia and its allies, including the United Arab Emirates, Morocco, and Sudan, launched a brutal war against Yemen in March 2015 in an attempt to reinstall Yemen’s former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.
The aggression initially consisted of a bombing campaign but was later coupled with a naval blockade and the deployment of ground forces to Yemen. Around 20,000 people have died since the war began, says Yemen’s Health Ministry.
The Saudi-led war has also taken a heavy toll on the country’s infrastructure, destroying hospitals, schools, and factories. The United Nations (UN) has said that a record 22.2 million Yemenis are in dire need of food, including 8.4 million threatened by severe hunger.
Despite Riyadh's claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi bombers are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.
According to several reports, the Saudi-led air campaign against Yemen has driven the impoverished country towards humanitarian disaster, as Saudi Arabia's deadly campaign prevented the patients from travelling abroad for treatment and blocked the entry of medicine into the war-torn country.