Iran-Backed Houthi Rebels Suspected In US Drone Being Shot Down Over Yemen

The Daily Caller | 8/21/2019 | Staff
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A U.S. military drone was shot down over Yemen Tuesday, two U.S. officials told Reuters.

An air defense system brought down the U.S. drone, according to a Houthi military official, Reuters reported. The drone was shot down late Tuesday by what was suspected to be a surface-to-air missile, an official said.

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“We are investigating reports of an attack by Iranian-backed Houthis forces on a U.S. unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operating in authorized airspace over Yemen,” U.S. Central Command spokesman Lt. Col. Earl Brown said in a statement Wednesday. “We have been clear that Iran’s provocative actions and support to militant and proxies, like the Iranian-backed Houthis, poses a serious threat to stability in the region and our partners.”

This incident marks the second time a U.S. military drone has been shot down over Yemen in recent months. Iran-backed Houthi rebels shot down a U.S. drone with help from Iran in June, according to...
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