Yemeni forces shot down a foreign drone flying over the south of the Arab country, government officials said March 28, and local media reported that the aircraft was Iranian. “Yes, a drone was brought down,” a government official told Reuters. He said the drone was downed the previous day but declined to give more details. The Akhbar al-Yawm daily, with close links to the government, reported on its front page: “Security sources confirmed that the drone that was brought down in Hadramout belongs to the Islamic Republic of Iran.”
Yemen accused Iran earlier this month of backing Shi’ite militants who have been battling government forces for more than two months. Rebel leader Yahya al-Houthi denied the charge.
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Interesting to see Iran getting a piece of the robot action.