Forces destroy Iranian drone in Yemen’s Mokha

This photo released on Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010, by the Iranian Defense Ministry, reportedly shows a launch of the Karrar drone aircraft. (File photo: AFP)

Arab Coalition Forces, with the help of UAE Air Force in Yemen, have destroyed on Saturday an Iranian military drone in the northern port city of Mokha.

The aircraft was at a mobile launching platform, intended to target Yemeni forces participating in the liberation of Mokha city.

Deputy Chief of General Staff of Yemeni Armed Forces General Ahmed Saif Al Yafei confirmed that Yemeni forces detected the drone during surveillance of northern areas in Mokha, adding that the aircraft was about to take off for its mission when it was destroyed by an air to surface missile in coordination with the UAE Air Force operating in Yemen.

He said that the Houthi militias after being trapped have started using the smuggled weapons from Iran to Yemen, including the destroyed drone.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:53 - GMT 06:53