Drone Shot Down by Security Forces near Egypt’s Popular Resort City of Dahab

A drone was downed near the Egyptian Red Sea resort city of Dahab on Tuesday. It is the second such incident in a month, but the security sources could not confirm the drone’s origin. In late October, Israel claimed that Yemen’s Iranian-backed Houthi movement had sent drones to strike its territory. The drones caused explosions in two Egyptian towns on the Red Sea, Taba, and Nuweiba. Egypt’s military spokesman Colonel Gharib Abdel-Hafez said that the two drones were fired from the southern Red Sea aiming north. Followers of the Houthi movement have increased attacks on shipping in the Red Sea in protest against Israel’s war in Gaza. Eyewitnesses reported hearing an explosion from the sea near Dahab, causing an object to fall into the water without causing any damage or injuries. Earlier in December, Egyptian air defenses shot down another suspected drone near Dahab, according to security sources.