• January 10, 2019
  • By tecniqode

A recent drone attack on a Yemeni government base by the rebel Houthi movement has killed six soldiers.

The drone was said to have exploded above officers working at al-Anad base, in the southern province of Lahj. Medics said army deputy chief of staff Gen Saleh al-Zindani and Lahj governor Ahmed al-Turki were among those hurt.

It is thought this terrorist drone act was down to rebels who had targeted personnel from the Saudi-led coalition backing the government after careful monitoring of the the base movements.

Video footage of the incident showed the drone approaching the parade ground rapidly and at low altitude before exploding above the covered VIP podium.

“It was a very strong explosion and we could feel the pressure,” local journalist Nabil al-Qaiti, who was at the parade, told the Associated Press.

“The drone was packed with explosives,” he added.