Member of the Supreme Political Council, Mohammed Ali al-Houthi has commented on downing of a Chinese-made reconnaissance CAIG Wing Loong aircraft run by the Saudi-led aggression coalition in the Hiran district of Hajjah province.
On Twitter, Mohammed al-Houthi expressed his concern over China’s denial of supplying the Saudi-led coalition with military aircraft.
“Yemen’s air defences were able to shoot down a Chinese-made Wing Long drone in the Hiran district of Hajjah province this evening,” Mohammed al-Houthi said in a tweet on Saturday night.
الدفاعات الجويةاليمنية تمكنت من اسقاط طائرةإستطلاع مقاتلةنوع(Wing Loong)صينية الصنع في مديرية حيران بمحافظةحجة مساءاليوم بحسب متحدث الدفاع.
في الموضوع نفي السفارةالصينية بيع هذه الطائرات خلال العدوان الأمريكي السعودي الإماراتي لهم
وهوعكس الموقف الصيني المعلن الرافض للعدوان
— محمد علي الحوثي (@Moh_Alhouthi) November 30, 2019
He added: “The strange thing about the subject is that the Chinese embassy denied the sale of these aircraft to the US-backed Saudi-Emirati aggression. The facts show the opposite of the declared Chinese position against aggression.”
The Chinese aircraft, a Wing Long, is the third to be shot down by the Yemeni army.
On April 19th, the Yemeni army announced the interception and downing of a similar aircraft in Saada governorate, preceded on December 23rd by a Chinese SH-4 drone while flying over the same province