Yemeni Armed Forces shoot down Saudi spy plane in Hajjah
Yemeni Armed Forces spokesperson confirms shooting down a Saudi spy plane that was carrying out hostile acts in the airspace of Haradh District in Hajjah Governorate.
Yemeni Armed Forces Spokesperson Brigadier General Yahya Saree announced Wednesday shooting down a Chinese-made CH4 armed spy plane belonging to the Saudi Air Force in the border district of Haradh in Hajjah Governorate, northwest Yemen.
On Twitter, Saree indicated that the Yemeni air defenses managed to shoot down the spy plane with a homemade surface-to-air missile in the early hours of the morning.
The Brigadier General pointed out that the Saudi plane was violating the UN-brokered armistice and carrying out hostile acts in the airspace of Haradh District in Hajjah Governorate.
تمكنت دفاعاتنا الجوية بفضل الله من إسقاط طائرة تجسسية مسلحة صينية الصنع CH4 تابعة لسلاح الجو السعودي بصاروخ أرض جو محلي الصنع في الساعات الأولى من صباح اليوم، وذلك أثناء قيامها بخرق الهدنة والقيام بأعمال عدائية في أجواء مديرية حرض بمحافظة حجة.— العميد يحيى سريع (@army21ye) May 4, 2022
It is noteworthy that the head of the Supreme Political Council in Yemen, Mahdi Al-Mashat, confirmed on Sunday that the truce, which entered into force on April 2nd, witnessed a number of violations by the Saudi coalition.
Al-Mashat said that "Eid al-Fitr came during the eighth year [from the start of the war], and our Yemeni people are still being subjected to aggression and a suffocating siege, by preventing ships from reaching the ports of Hudaydah."
Yemeni military officials record daily Saudi-led coalition violations of the two-month UN-brokered armistice, such as flying armed and spying reconnaissance aircraft in the airspaces of Yemeni provinces, establishing combat fortifications in provinces, firing bullets, and shelling citizens' homes and sites of the Army and Popular Committees.
The UN envoy to Yemen, Hans Grundberg, had considered that the armistice "is still fragile and temporary."