In Yemen the fighting was hit by a Soviet main battle tank T-72S. Photographs published in Yemen Observer his Twitter.
It is noted that photographs of the damage and the model of the tank. It was first noticed on video in August.
“The Russian newspaper” writes that these machines have long been in Yemen, but anywhere for a long time was not seen. Also, there was no data about losses of tanks. The newspaper notes that a number of T-72S, probably exploded a bomb or projectile of larger caliber, and the resulting damage can be repaired.
Tank T-72, or “Ural” — the most mass tank of the second generation. In the Soviet Union was adopted in 1973. T-72S is an export version of the T — 72B.
Civil war in Yemen goes from 2014. One of the warring parties is the military wing of the Houthis (the Shiite movement “Ansar Allah”) and those loyal to the former leadership of the country part of the army, the other troops expelled their Sunni President Abd-rabbu Mansour Hadi and the Saudi-led coalition.
In July 2018, it was reported that the Chairman of the Supreme political Council of the Houthi Mahdi al-Mashat sent a telegram to the President of Russia Vladimir Putin with the request to help stop the civil war in the country.
Video, photo All from Russia.