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Arab coalition destroys Houthi drone targeting Saudi Arabia

A Patriot missile is deployed at a Saudi Air Defense Forces base in Khamis Mushait, in the southern region of Asir. (SPA)
A Patriot missile is deployed at a Saudi Air Defense Forces base in Khamis Mushait, in the southern region of Asir. (SPA)
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02 Jul 2021 08:07:30 GMT9
02 Jul 2021 08:07:30 GMT9

Arab News

RIYADH: Saudi air defenses have intercepted and destroyed an explosive-laden drone launched by Houthis from Yemen toward the Saudi city of Khamis Mushayt, the Arab coalition supporting Yemen’s legitimate government said early Friday.

The Houthis have stepped up their missile, rocket and drone attacks on Saudi Arabia in response to peace overtures by Riyadh.

Arab countries and organizations have continuously denounced the Houthi attacks targeting Saudi Arabia.

The Houthi’s deliberate and systematic escalation against Yemen constituted a war crime, the Arab coalition said, adding that it was taking measures to protect civilians from attacks.

The Iran-backed Houthis have been attacking the Kingdom with explosive-laden drones on an almost daily basis in recent weeks despite US, United Nations and Saudi calls for a ceasefire in Yemen.

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