Yemen Stories May 16

Drone footage by the Brazilian photographer Gabriel Chaim shows the utter devastation and destruction in the city of Taiz in Yemen. The city is at the forefront of a war between Iran-backed Houthi forces and Yemeni government forces supported by Saudi Arabia with US-equipped air power.

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Yemen Stories January 4

Houthi forces captured a U.S. Navy Unmanned Underwater Vehicle or drone 0ff the coast of Yemen according to a video uploaded to Youtube on Monday by the U.S. Naval Institute (USNI). The short video clips shows four members of the “Houthi Navy” in dive gear swimming and cheering around what seems to be a bright yellow REMUS 600 UUV, called Smokey.

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Yemen Stories October 4, 2017

On Monday the Pentagon confirmed that an American MQ-9 Reaper drone was shot out of the sky in Western Yemen, where a civil war between the Iran backed Houthi rebels and the Saudi Arabia-backed government forces, has been going on for almost three years. A Reuter’s photographer said that the drone came down around 11 am local time. It crashed in a busy area on the outskirts of the capital. No casualties have been reported. The drone wreckage was reportedly carted away in a Toyota truck.

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