BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:30 P.M.) – The Houthi forces announced on Friday that their air defense units had downed a Saudi reconnaissance plane near the Yemeni border.
According to the official media wing of the Houthi forces, their air defense units shot down a Saudi reconnaissance plane that was seen flying over the Asir province of Saudi Arabia.
The Houthi forces stated that the reconnaissance plane was specifically shot down over the Al-Rabouah area of Asir, which has been the site of some intense battles over the last few weeks.
In addition to shooting down the reconnaissance plane, the Houthi forces also scored a big advance in the nearby province of Jizan, where they managed to capture a key mountaintop.
The Houthi forces currently control several areas inside the southern region of Saudi Arabia, including a number of sites inside the Jizan, Najran, and Asir provinces.