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Arab coalition intercepts Houthi drone targeting Saudi Arabia

A drone Emirati armed forces say were used by Houthis in Yemen in battles against the coalition forces led by the UAE and Saudi Arabia in Abu Dhabi on June 19, 2018. (File/AFP)
A drone Emirati armed forces say were used by Houthis in Yemen in battles against the coalition forces led by the UAE and Saudi Arabia in Abu Dhabi on June 19, 2018. (File/AFP)
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06 Jun 2021 04:06:48 GMT9
06 Jun 2021 04:06:48 GMT9
  • The drone was targeting Khamis Mushait
  • Houthis continue to target civilians

Arab News

RIYADH: The Arab coalition intercepted and destroyed late on Saturday a Houthi drone targeting Khamis Mushait south of Saudi Arabia, state TV Al-Ekhbariya reported.

We will take all necessary precautions to protect civilians as the Houthis continue to target them, the coalition added.

Last month, coalition air defenses intercepted an explosives-laden drone launched by Yemen’s Houthi militia toward Saudi Arabia late on Saturday, the alliance command center said.

In a statement carried by state TV Al-Ekhbariya, the coalition said the weaponized UAV was aimed at the southern Saudi city of Khamis Mushait along the border with Yemen.

It was the latest in a series of missile and drone attacks by the Iran-backed militia against Saudi Arabia since the Kingdom spearheaded a coalition to restore the UN-recognized government in 2015. 

Ignoring calls to support the peace negotiations being brokered by the UN, the militia has also refused to end its offensive in the city of Marib.

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