Yemen Houthis claim drone shot down near Sanaa

SANAA - Yemen's Huthi rebels, who are locked in a  war with the Saudi-supported government, on Sunday said they had downed a drone on the northern outskirts of the country's capital.

The Huthi-run Al-Masirah television channel said the Shiite rebel camp's anti-aircraft defence had brought down a Saudi-operated MQ-9 Reaper, an unmanned aerial vehicle which is produced by the United States. No casualties were reported.

Neither Saudi Arabia nor the United States had yet responded to the report.