Third Iranian drone shot down by resistance forces in Yemen’s Hodeidah

Resistance forces tracked down and targeted the plane, before it fell to the ground in an empty area in the district and exploded. (File photo)

Joint Yemeni resistance forces took down the third Iran-made Houthi drone on Friday, carrying explosives in the Durahemi district in Hodeidah, media representatives for the forces said.

Resistance forces tracked down and targeted the plane, before it fell to the ground in an empty area in the district and exploded.

The sources added that Houthi planes are equipped with inadequate technology, and are often used to spy on the Yemeni legitimate government and carry explosives.

Houthi militias, whose attacks have been continuously foiled, resorted to using aircrafts to carry out intelligence or suicide operations. The most recent attack on Hodeidah airport, which was later restored, was blocked by the Yemeni army and the Arab Coalition.

Last April, the Coalition spokesman, Turki al-Malki, said two Houthi aircraft that share specifications with Iranian aircraft models, were shot down in Saudi Arabia.

A report by Conflict Armament Research in London has recently said that Iran had provided unmanned aircrafts to Houthis that were smuggled to them along with weapons.


 

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