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| 20 June 2024, Thursday |

Houthis confirm downing of US drone off the coast of Yemen

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.

 

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