On Wednesday, a United States military MQ-9 drone was shot down in Dhamar Governate of Yemen, South-East of Houthi-Controlled capital Sanaa, informed officials. 

A Houth Military spokesperson had said that the air defenses had earlier knocked down a US special drone

While speaking about the condition of anonymity, the US officials continued that the military drone was targeted on August 20 

However, it’s not the first time that a US drone has been knocked down in Yemen. In June, the US air defenses has alleged that Houthi rebels had shot down a government operated special drone with assisted from Iran. 

The US military forces have occasionally unveiled drone and air strikes against Yemen’s Al Qaeda branch, popular as Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).

One of the officials has informed that it seems like the drone had been shot down by a  surface-to-air missile functional by Iran-aligned Houthi Group. The other official alert that it was too early to predict who was responsible for the incident. 

The military drone shot down comes as tensions between the United States and Iran have risen since the United States President Donald Trump’s Administration last year has quit an international deal to restrain Iranian nuclear ambition and started to ratchet up sanctions. 

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