US drone 'shot down over Yemen'

A US military MQ-9 drone has been shot down in Yemen, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Wednesday, the second such incident in recent months.

A Houthi military spokesman had earlier said that air defences had brought down a US drone.

The officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the drone was shot down late on Tuesday.

A Houthi spokesman said an MQ-9 drone was brought down by a missile near the city of Dhamar, southeast of the Houthi-controlled capital Sanaa.

US Central Command said it was aware of the reports but did not immediately confirm them.

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