A US military MQ-9 drone was shot down on Wednesday by Yemen’s Houthis, two US officials and the Houthi movement said.
The US officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the drone had been brought down off the coast of Yemen. They did not say if it was taken down in international airspace.
The shootdown, which the Iran-backed Houthi militants took responsibility for earlier on Wednesday, comes several weeks after a US Navy warship, the USS Carney, intercepted multiple missiles and drones fired by the Houthis as they were heading north along the Red Sea.
The ship shot down four cruise missiles and 15 drones over a period of nine hours.