In a tweet, Brigadier General Yahya Saree, spokesman of the Yemeni armed forces, said that the Chinese-made CH-4 armed drone had been brought down using a domestically-developed surface-to-air missile in the early hours of Wednesday.
He slammed the intrusion as a violation of the two-month truce deal that came into force with the UN’s mediation in early April.
Over the past weeks, Yemeni armed forces have intercepted and downed at least eight US-made ScanEagle spy drones operated by the Saudi-led military coalition, which has been waging war on its southern neighbor since early 2015.
The Yemeni army has reported 1,647 violations of the ceasefire by the Saudi-led alliance. It said on Tuesday that several Yemenis, including civilians, army troops and their allied popular defense forces, had been killed in the recent Saudi-led attacks.