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Arab Coalition intercepts Houthi explosive-laden drone launched towards Saudi Arabia

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The Arab Coalition intercepted and destroyed an explosive-laden drone launched towards Saudi Arabia by the Iran-backed Houthi militia in Yemen, state news agency SPA reported on Wednesday.

The Coalition’s spokesman Colonel Turki al-Maliki said: “The Coalition’s joint forces intercepted and destroyed on Wednesday an explosive-laden drone launched by the terrorist Houthi militia towards the Kingdom in a deliberate attempt to target civilian objects and civilians,” according to SPA.

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The Houthis have in August and September increased aerial attacks towards civilian areas in the Kingdom, mainly through explosive-laden drones. The Arab Coalition has succeeded in intercepting and destroying most of them.

On September 20, a Houthi military projectile was launched from inside Yemen towards a border village in Jazan Region in Saudi Arabia, injuring five civilians

Cross-border attacks by Iran-aligned Houthi forces have escalated since late May, when a truce prompted by the coronavirus pandemic expired. In late June, missiles reached the Saudi capital Riyadh.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 07 October 2020 KSA 22:41 – GMT 19:41