Houthis Release Footage of Latest MQ-9 Downing, Debris

The Houthis have released footage purportedly showing the downing of an American MQ-9 Reaper drone near the port city of al-Hudaydah in western Yemen last night.

Footage was also provided showing debris that had washed ashore, which appears to be consistent with components from ISR pods frequently used by the Reaper platform.

This will mark the second Reaper drone that has been shot down by the Houthis since November and the third since 2019. The two previous downings utilized SA-6 SAM systems.

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