Yemeni Air Defense Claims Shooting Down Chinese-Made Saudi Spy Drone Over Hajjah

Yemeni Armed Forces claimed it has intercepted and shot down a Chinese-made CH4 Saudi Arabian armed spy drone early Wednesday.

Yemeni Army Spokesperson, Brigadier General Yahya Saree said that Yemeni air defense forces targeted the drone with their homemade surface-to-air missile over the skies of Hajjah province in northern Yemen.

Saree also accused the Kingdom of violating the UN-brokered ceasefire.

The warring parties in Yemen agreed to a two-month ceasefire that came into effect on April 2. Both the Yemeni forces and Houthi rebels accepted the truce, an initiative that the UN sees as a platform to put an end to the deadly war in Yemen through dialogue and negotiation.

Yemeni forces and Houthi rebels also agreed to halt their military offensive inside the country as well as to cease their cross-border attacks.

The ongoing war in Yemen has killed and wounded hundreds of people while millions of others are in dire need of humanitarian support.

The UN Humanitarian Country Team in Yemen in its latest statement sought nearly $4.3 billion in aid to reverse a steady deterioration of the humanitarian situation in Yemen due to years of war.

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