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Coalition forces thwart Houthi drone attack on Saudi city

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Mon, 2021-08-09 05:19

RIYADH: Two booby-trapped drones launched by Houthi militants in Yemen toward Saudi Arabia were intercepted and destroyed by Saudi air defenses, the Coalition supporting Yemen’s legitimate government said.

In a statement posted on Twitter by Saudi state TV AL Ekhbariyah and the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), the Coalition said the drones were aimed at the western Saudi city of Khamis Mushayt.

“The Houthi militia has deliberately targeted civilian targets and civilians,” the statement said.

The Iran-backed Houthis had repeatedly attacked various targets in Saudi Arabia with ballistic missiles, armed drones and rockets repeatedly.

The latest attacks come in the face of attempts by the United Nations to broker a peace agreement between the Houthis and the Yemeni government.

 

Coalition air defenses had thwarted most of the missile and drone attacks launched in the past few years by Houthi militia toward Saudi Arabia. (File photo)
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