Feb 27, 2019, 10:04 AM
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Yemen shoots down Saudi spy drone

Tehran, Feb 27, IRNA - The Yemeni forces have shot down a Saudi spy drone in Al Hudaydah western Yemen.

According to Yemeni Ansarallah website, air defense systems of Yemen targeted the Saudi spy drone since they had violated the Sweden truce agreement.

Saudi Arabia and a number of its regional allies launched a devastating military campaign against Yemen in March 2015, with the aim of bringing back the government of Mansour Hadi back to power.

The fourth round of Yemen peace talks kicked off in Stockholm, Sweden on December 6 with the attendance of the UN special envoy Martin Griffith and the government representatives. It agreed to establish truce in Yemeni ports of al-Hudaydah, al-Salif and Ayn Issa.

Some 20,000 Yemenis have been killed and thousands more injured since the onset of the Saudi-led aggression.

The assaults of the Saudi-led coalition forces have failed to stop the Yemenis from resisting the aggression.

Earlier, Mark Lowcock, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator called on all organizations and countries to increase their efforts to prevent the catastrophe that is looming in Yemen and the hunger that is threatening more than 20 million people.

He warned against the rise of malnutrition as well as the unaffordable cost of milk, food and medicine in Yemen.

He noted 'out of a total of 20 million people who need help securing food, nearly 10 million are just a step away from famine. This includes almost 240,000 people who are facing catastrophic levels of hunger and barely surviving. Only half of the health facilities in the country are fully functioning.'


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