US-made drone shot down by Houthi missile in Yemen capital

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Sanaa, Oct 1 (IANS) A US-made pilotless plane was shot down by a Houthi missile north of Yemen’s capital Sanaa on Sunday morning, Houthi officials and residents said.

The plane, seen by a Xinhua photographer at the scene, was very big and divided into two parts before it caught on fire, Xinhua news agency reported.

“The drone, General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper, was shot down by a guided missile fired from our Rocketry Force,” said a statement by the Houthi group, which controls Sanaa.

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