Yemen: Ansar Allah Shot Down the Eighth Wing Loong Drone
ISWNews Analysis Group: On May 24, Ansar Allah air defenses shoot down a Chinese Wing Loong 2 drone belonging to Saudi coalition over the Kitaf area in Saada province.
According to the spokesman of the Yemeni Armed Forces, Brigadier General Yahya al-Sari’, Ansar Allah air defenses on the morning of May 24th, managed to destroy a Wing Loong 2 drone at the borders of Kitaf distict. The drone crashed after being hit by an Ansar Allah air defence missile inside Najran province in southern Saudi Arabia.
It should be noted that this is the fifth drone to be shot down by Ansar Allah after the implementation of the ceasefire agreement in Yemen.
Also, according to data obtained by ISWNEWS, this is the eighth Chinese Wing Loong 1 or 2 drone to be shot down by Ansar Allah since the start of the war in Yemen.
Details of the shot down of the six drones are as follows:
1- UAE-owned Wing Loong in the Kholan region of Sanaa province, on September 26, 2016.
2- UAE-owned Wing Loong in Saada province, and on April 19, 2019.
3- Saudi-owned Wing Loong in the district of Hayran in Hajjah province, on November 30, 2019.
4- Saudi-owned Wing Loong in the north of Saada province, on May 21, 2021.
5- Saudi-owned Wing Loong in the district of Kataf in the north of Saada province, on September 13, 2021.
6- UAE-owned Wing Loong in the Usaylan district in Shabwa province, on January 5, 2022.
7- UAE-owned Wing Loong in the Ain district in Shabwa province, on January 11, 2022.
8- Saudi-owned Wing Loong in the Kitaf district in the north of Saada province, on May 24, 2022.
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