Footage emerging of US drone MQ-9 Reaper shut down by missile in Yemen

A video of Houthi militants downing a US surveillance drone in Yemen has emerged in the internet.

The footage, published by Yemen’s Al-Masirah television network, shows an anti-aircraft missile launched by Houthi forces destroying the MQ-9 Reaper, an American unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).

At the end of the video, a crowd of people is seen standing next to the burning wreckage of the drone.

China’s Xinhua News Agency quoted a statement by the Houthi group which controls the Yemeni capital Sanaa as saying that “the drone, a General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper, was shot down by a guided missile fired from our Rocketry Force.”

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