Yemen’s Houthis have claimed that they have downed a Saudi Apache helicopter in the Saudi skies, near the Yemeni-Saudi borders, news agencies reported on Friday.
Yahya Saree, spokesman of the Houthis, announced that the Saudi helicopter was downed after it was hit with a surface-to-air missile.
Saree confirmed that the crew of the Saudi aircraft, consisting of two pilots, were killed.
On Twitter, Saree posted: “a Saudi Apache helicopter was shot down by a surface-to-air missile,” adding that “its two pilots were killed as it was completely burned.”
He affirmed that the Houthis have a video documenting the attack.
Saree declared that nearing the Yemeni skies is “banned” and this area would not be a “picnic” for anyone because the “armed forces” would protect the Yemeni borders.