Iran-backed Houthi terrorists in Yemen claim to shoot down US drone over Saudi Arabia
BREAKING: Iran-backed Houthi terrorists in Yemen said they have shot down a US RQ20 Puma spy drone over the Jizan region, south Saudi Arabia.
“The air defenses managed to shoot down a US RQ20 drone in the airspace of Haradh district off Jizan by an appropriate weapon,” a spokesman for Yemen’s Houthi terror group said in a statement.
The RQ-20 Puma is a small, battery-powered, American hand-launched unmanned aircraft system. His primary mission is surveillance and intelligence gathering using an electro-optical and infrared camera.
Several US drones have been shot down by Houthi terrorists over the past years.
Iran shot down a Global Hawk surveillance drone over the Strait of Hormuz in June 2019, nearly prompting a US military strike before President Trump called off the attack. Iran claimed that drone was over its territory while the US said it was in international airspace.