Update: Houthis Release Confirmation of MQ-9 Shootdown

Update: Houthis Release Confirmation of MQ-9 Shootdown

Spokespersons for the Houthi rebels recently released this video to confirm their shooting down an American MQ-9 Reaper drone. The video contains the launch and impact of an anti-aircraft weapon, as well as footage of the wreckage at the end. This action was in response to a series of American-led strikes in Yemen as conflict in the region continues.


Civilian-sourced video, which supposedly captures the MQ-9 being destroyed, can be found here.


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Update: Houthis Release Confirmation of MQ-9 Shootdown

Spokespersons for the Houthi rebels recently released this video to confirm their shooting down an American MQ-9 Reaper drone. The video contains the launch and impact of an anti-aircraft weapon, as well as footage of the wreckage at the end. This action was in response to a series of American-led strikes in Yemen as conflict in the region continues.


Civilian-sourced video, which supposedly captures the MQ-9 being destroyed, can be found here.


About the Author

Author's Photo

Cole Simms

Cole Simms is an Air Guardsman, NASA enthusiast, police officer, and security contractor with particular experience in austere environments. Outside of work, he volunteers as a Stop The Bleed instructor for area schools. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and blends his knowledge and experience to write analysis for Funker530.


Need a tried-and-tested fixed blade that's trusted by police, military and protective service users all over the world? Cole recommends Ironside Edge Works for your tactical or EDC blade needs.

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