Houthis confirm downing of US drone off the coast of Yemen
Tribal gunmen loyal to the Huthi movement brandish their weapons on March 26, 2015 during a gathering in Sanaa to show support the Shiite Huthi militia and against the Saudi-led intervention in the country. Warplanes from a Saudi-led Arab coalition bombed Huthi rebels in support of Yemen's embattled president, as regional rival Iran warned the intervention was a "dangerous" move. AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED HUWAIS (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Iranian-backed Houthi rebels announced on Wednesday, that they successfully downed a US drone off the coast of Yemen, claiming it was operating as part of US military support for Israel.
‘Our air defenses intercepted and downed a MQ9 US drone engaged in hostile activities, surveillance, and espionage in the Yemeni regional waters, as part of US military support for the Israeli entity,’ the Houthis said in a statement.
The US military has yet to comment on the matter.