“Our Air Defenses shot down an armed Chinese-made spy drone, Wing Loong-2, operated by the UAE Air Force, while it was carrying out hostile actions over Ain District in Shabwa Governorate,” Yemeni Armed Forces spokesman Brigadier General Yahya Saree said in a brief statement on Tuesday.
Saree explained that the Emirati drone was brought down with a domestically-designed surface-to-air missile.
Meanwhile, in another development, dozens of militants sponsored by the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia were killed when Yemeni army soldiers and fighters from allied Popular Committees launched a missile strike against their position in Yemen’s southern province of Shabwah.
Informed sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Yemen News Portal website that a massive explosion shook a military camp of the UAE-backed militants – better known by the nom de guerre the Giants – in the Nokhan area, which lies east of the provincial capital of Ataq, on Monday evening.
According to the sources, the incident occurred when Yemeni soldiers and allied fighters…