Yemeni armed forces shoot down another US-made ScanEagle reconnaissance drone

The Yemeni military says it was intercepted and struck another Saudi spy drone over the oil-producing province of Marib.

Yemeni air defense units could shoot down a US-made Boeing Insitu ScanEagle unmanned aerial vehicle while carrying out hostile acts over al-Jubah district on Saturday morning, the armed forces spokesman wrote, Brigadier General Yahya Saree in an article published on his Twitter page.

It was the second such defensive act in less than a week as Yemeni army forces and their allies intercepted and shot down a Chinese-made CH-4 combat drone with a ground-based missile on Wednesday. air as it flew over al- ‘Amshiyah Zone in Harf Sufyan District of Amran Province, northwest Yemen.

Also on November 13, Saree said on Twitter that Yemeni air defense units used a nationally-developed “appropriate” surface-to-air missile to bring down a US-made Boeing Insitu ScanEagle spy drone over the Al District. -Jubah to Ma ‘province of the coasts.

Yemeni army forces and Popular Committee fighters also shot down a Saudi ScanEagle reconnaissance drone on November 9, as the plane flew over the same district of Marib province.

Saudi air force bombs Yemeni capital overnight

Saudi fighter jets carried out a new round of airstrikes against targets in and around the Yemeni capital Sana’a in the early hours of Saturday.

Yemeni TV station al-Masirah reported that Saudi warplanes launched two airstrikes against an area near the Military Academy, with no casualty report immediately available.

Saudi military planes also carried out two strikes on Sana’a International Airport, but there were no immediate reports of any casualties.

“Saudi-led coalition looted millions of barrels of oil”

The Yemen Petroleum Company (YPC) said the Riyadh regime and its regional allies had looted 4.4 million barrels of Yemeni crude oil since mid-November.

The chief executive of the company Ammar al-Adhrae’i told the official Yemeni news agency Saba on Friday that the value of the looted national assets is estimated at more than 303 million US dollars.

He noted that the Saudi-led alliance continues to seize tankers off the coast of Yemen, despite the ships having been inspected and granted entry permits from the United Nations.

Adhrae’i pointed out that the Saudi-led coalition had loaded the tanker Andromeda with two million and 400,000 barrels of crude oil, and that the ship had left the oil terminal at the port of Ash Shihr in the province of l ‘Hadramaut, in east-central Yemen, en route to Singapore in November. 19.

The YPC chief said the shipment is valued at $ 165.6 million, with a barrel priced at $ 69.

Adhrae’i pointed out that the Sea Trus ship was loaded with around one million barrels of crude oil. The ship left the port of Radhum in Shabwah province on November 17 and her shipment was subsequently sold.

Saudi Arabia, backed by the United States and its regional allies, launched war on Yemen in March 2015, with the aim of bringing back to power the government of former Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi and crushing the popular resistance movement Ansarullah.

The war has claimed hundreds of thousands of Yemeni lives and displaced millions more. It also destroyed Yemen’s infrastructure and spread famine and infectious diseases there.

Despite Saudi Arabia’s relentless bombardment of heavily armed Saudi Arabia against the impoverished country, the Yemeni armed forces and popular committees have steadily strengthened themselves against the Saudi invaders and have left Riyadh and its allies bogged down in the country.