Yemeni army air defense forces shot down on Friday a Saudi Apache helicopter near the border with Saudi Arabia on Friday, killing two pilots.
“Yemeni air defenses successfully shot down a Saudi Apache plane with a new surface-to-air missile, which we will reveal later,” armed forces spokesman Brigadier General Yahya Serea said in a brief statement.
He explained that it was shot down this morning in an area off Asir while it was conducting hostilities. Two Saudis were killed and it was completely burnt.
“The operation is documented by the war media center,” Brigadier Sarea indicated.
“The armed forces confirm that it’s prohibited to approach the Yemeni airspace and assures that it will confront all attempts by the enemies,” he added.
The shootings come three months after the Yemeni armed forces uncovered two types of air defense systems, Fatir 1 and Saqib 1, which joined the battlefield in 2017 and managed to counter the Saudi-led aggression’s warplanes.
Source: Al-Massirah (translated by Al-Manar English Website)