Islam Times 16 May 2019 062019000000Thu, 16 May 2019 06:36:22 -0400 6:36 https://www.islamtimes.org/en/news/794503/yemeni-forces-shoot-down-us-built-combat-drone-in-sana-a -------------------------------------------------- Title : Yemeni forces shoot down US-built combat drone in Sana'a -------------------------------------------------- Islam Times - Yemeni army forces, supported by allied fighters from Popular Committees, have intercepted and targeted an unmanned aerial vehicle belonging to the Saudi-led military coalition, as it was flying in the skies over a region in the country’s western-central province of Sana'a. Text : An unnamed Yemeni military sourcetold Arabic-language al-Masirah television network that Yemeni air defense forces and their allies shot down the US-built MQ-1 Predator combat drone with a surface-to-air missile late on Tuesday. The source added that the unmanned aerial vehiclewas brought down as it was on a mission in the skies over Dian area in the Bani Matar district of the province. The MQ-1 Predator droneis a remotely piloted aircraft(RPA) built by the American energy giant General Atomics. This modelwhich carries several cameras and sensorshasbeen used by theUSAir Force(USAF) duringthewar in Afghanistan, Iraq,Syria, andSomalia.