American drone shot down near the coast of Yemen

Yemen Houthi / Photo EPA-EFE/YAHYA ARHAB

A US drone was shot down off the coast of Yemen by a missile believed to have been fired by Houthi rebels, the US Department of Defense said.

The drone was shot down on Monday.

It is the second time since November that a US MQ-9 Reaper drone has been shot down off the coast of Yemen. That type of drone is used for both surveillance and attack.

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