Yemeni Army Downs Houthi Drone in Al-Baydha

Yemeni Army Downs Houthi Drone in Al-Baydha

Monday, 27 August, 2018 - 17:00
Pro-government forces in Yemen. (AFP)
Asharq Al-Awsat
The Yemeni national army downed on Monday a drone operated by the Iran-backed Houthi militias.

The drone was shot down over the Naaman district in the central al-Baydha province.

A field source told the September.net website that the aircraft was loaded with explosives.

After inspection, it was revealed to be made in Iran.

Elsewhere in Yemen, the army announced that its forces killed in recent days a number of Houthi leaders during clashes with the legitimate forces in the al-Durayhimi district in the Hodeidah province, said a statement from the Amaleqa Brigades.

Prominent Houthi leader Abdulwahhab al-Hussam and eleven of his aides were among the casualties, it added.

Hussam played a major role in mobilizing members of his tribe to join the Houthis. He also succeeded in recruiting hundreds of members for the militias.

Other casualties included Hussein Abad al-Rajehi, who played a role in mobilizing the militias, Mohammed Mohammed al-Washly, a Houthi cultural guide, and Fadel Sharaf, who was trained by Lebanese experts in Saada in 2014.

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