Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:0AM
Pro-Saudi forces watch as smoke billows from a blast in the distance in Yemen's western Dhubab district in Ta’izz province on January 9, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
Pro-Saudi forces watch as smoke billows from a blast in the distance in Yemen's western Dhubab district in Ta’izz province on January 9, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

Yemeni forces have shot down an Apache helicopter belonging to pro-Saudi forces in the country’s airspace.

Reports said the chopper was downed in the Dhubab district of Ta’izz Province, north of the strategic Bab al-Mandab Strait.

Al-Masirah TV network reported that Yemeni army troops had also stopped pro-Saudi forces from making advancements in several areas.

Meanwhile, Saudi jets repeatedly pounded different districts in Mahwit and Ma’rib provinces, reports said.

According to the reports, the residential areas in Matun district of Jawf Province were bombed by Saudi jets as well.

The photo shows the ruins of a Yemeni home hit in a Saudi airstrike on the outskirts of Sana’a, Yemen. (By Reuters)

Elsewhere, a woman was injured as Saudi fighter jets bombed Zabira village in Kersh district of Lahij Province.

Saudi Arabia launched its deadly campaign against Yemen in March 2015 in an attempt to reinstall Yemen’s fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, a staunch ally of Riyadh.

The war has left at least 11,400 civilians dead, according to a latest tally by a Yemeni monitoring group.