The Saudi-led Arab coalition to support legitimacy in Yemen said late on Monday its forces intercepted and shot down a drone flown by the Houthi Group (Ansar Allah) towards the kingdom..
Coalition spokesman Col. Turki al-Maliki said in a statement on Monday evening that an enemy drone was and shot down intercepted by coalition in Yemeni airspace, over Saada governorate.
Al-Maliki said that the Iranian-backed Houthis fired the drone from Sana`a to the kingdom.
The Houthis did not confirm or deny what the coalition said. The last launch of the drones announced by the group was on Saturday evening, and said it targeted an important military target in Khamis Mushait in the southern Asir region.
Saudi Arabia has been leading a military coalition in Yemen since 26 March 2015, in support of forces loyal to President Hadi to retake areas controlled by Houthi group (Ansar Allah).
Since mid-May, Houthis have intensified firing ballistic missiles and launching drone attacks on Saudi territory "in reply to coalition airstrikes that target Yemeni civilians and infrastructure."