YEMEN Press Agency

Mohammed al-Houthi comments on downing of Chinese drone

SANAA, Dec. 1 (YPA) – Member of the Supreme Political Council, Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, has commented on the downing of a Chinese-made reconnaissance “CAIG Wing Loong” aircraft run by the Saudi-led aggression coalition, in Hiran district of Hajjah province.

On Twitter, Mohammed al-Houthi expressed his wonder over the China’s denial of supplying Saudi-led coalition with military aircraft.

“Yemen’s air defenses were able to shoot down a Chinese-made Wing Long drone in the Hiran district of Hajjah province this evening,” Mohammed al-Houthi said in a tweet on Saturday night.

He added: “The strange thing about the subject is that the Chinese embassy denied the sale of these aircraft to the US-backed Saudi-Emirati aggression. This shows the opposite of the declared Chinese position against aggression.”

The Chinese aircraft, CAIG Wing Long, is the third to be shot down by the Yemeni army. On April 19th, the Yemeni army announced the interception and downing of a similar aircraft in Saada governorate, preceded on December 23rd by a Chinese SH-4 drone while flying over the same province.