TEHRAN (defapress) – The spokesman for Yemeni Armed Forces said the country’s army troops intercepted and targeted a Saudi Apache helicopter near the border with Saudi Arabia on Friday, killing its two pilots.
News ID: 79427
Publish Date: 29November 2019 - 20:44
“A Saudi Apache helicopter was shot down by a surface-to-air missile... and its two pilots were killed as it was completely burned,” Brigadier General Yahya Saree wrote in a post published on his Twitter page.
There was no immediate confirmation from a Saudi-led coalition that has been waging aggression against the impoverished Arab country for more than four years.
Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and some of its Arab allies have been carrying out deadly airstrikes against the Houthi Ansarullah movement in an attempt to restore power to fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.
An estimated two million children in Yemen are currently suffering from acute malnutrition, including 360,000 under five years old, according to recent UNICEF reports.