SANAA: The Houthi militia reported on Tuesday that three people were killed and three others were injured when a Saudi "spy drone" fell into a street in Sanaa, Yemen's capital.
According to the Houthi-run al-Masirah TV, the drone fell in a crowded neighbourhood on Monday night, causing injuries and property damage, according to reports. The Houthis claimed to have shot down the drone, claiming it was a Saudi-led coalition "spy drone." "Our air defence fired down the drone that was hovering over Sanaa in violation of the truce with a surface-to-air missile," militia spokesperson Yehya Sarea said. However, the coalition and the Yemeni government have yet to respond.
During the two-month truce that began April 2, the Houthi group claimed to have shot down two more "spy drones" in the northwestern province of Hajjah. Despite rare small-scale fighting, the cease-fire has mainly persisted.
The Houthi militia claimed on May 19 that they are evaluating a proposal from the UN envoy to prolong the current cease-fire with the coalition-backed Yemeni government, which is set to expire on June 2.
The cease-fire is the first in more than seven years in efforts to end Yemen's war, which has killed tens of thousands of people and brought the country dangerously close to hunger.