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Yemeni forces shoot down Saudi spy aircraft in Hajjah

The photo shows the remains of a Saudi spy aircraft shot down by the Yemeni forces in the province of Hajjah, Yemen, on February 3, 2016.

Yemeni forces shot down a Saudi spy aircraft on Wednesday in the northwestern province of Hajjah.

According to Yemen's al-Masirah television channel, the Yemeni forces managed to shoot down the aircraft in the Harad district of the province.

The downing of the spy aircraft comes a few days after the Yemeni troops fired a surface-to-air missile at another Saudi spy aircraft in Sa’ada Province.

The Yemeni forces also killed 15 mercenaries fighting for the regime in Saudi Arabia as they thwarted an attempt by the militants to advance in Moris district of Yemen’s province of Dalea.

The photo shows remains of a Saudi spy aircraft shot down by the Yemeni forces in the province of Hajjah, February 3, 2016.

Meanwhile, Yemeni forces killed a Saudi soldier near the military base of al-Hathir in al-Tuwal district of Saudi Arabia’s border province of Jizan.

The Saudi military base of al-Faridah in Jizan was also hit by Yemeni artillery shells.

Saudi war machine takes more lives in Yemen

On Wednesday, Saudi warplanes carried out airstrikes on various districts in Yemen's northwestern province of Amran, killing at least 15 people.

Saudi warplanes also bombarded areas in the provinces of Ma’rib, Dhamar, Ta’izz and Sana’a.

Yemen has been under airstrikes by Saudi Arabia since March 26 last year. The Saudi strikes have been meant to undermine the Houthi Ansarullah movement and bring fugitive former president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, back to power.

Nearly 8,280 people, among them 2,236 children, have reportedly been killed and over 16,000 others injured. The strikes have also taken a heavy toll on the impoverished country’s infrastructure, destroying many hospitals, schools, and factories.

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