DUBAI: Yemen’s army destroyed a Houthi drone in the Maran front, west of Saada province – the third in January so far, Saudi state-news agency reported.
The drone was carrying explosives intended to target Yemeni army positions, a military source said.
The Iranian-made aircraft is the third drone destroyed by the army in the area, the source said in a statement issued to the Yemeni Ministry of Defense’s official website 26 September.
The military shot down two Houthi drones last week on the Maran front.
The Houthis conducted a drone attack on a military parade in Yemen’s largest air base, Al-Anad, on Thursday. Intelligence Brigadier General Saleh Tamah died of his wounds on Sunday.
At least seven – including Tamah – were killed and 11 injured in Thursday’s incident, which threatens to hamper United Nations-led peace efforts.