Arab coalition says its defenses foiled Houthi attack on Saudi

2020-09-27 | Since 1 Month

Turki al-Maliki

Riyadh (Debriefer) - The Saudi-led coalition has foiled a new Houthi attack targeting the Kingdom with a drone, spokesman for the Arab coalition said Sunday.

The coalition defenses intercepted and destroyed a booby-trapped drone sent by the Houthi group on Saudi lands, Colonel Turki al-Maliki added.

The Houthi attack was systematically and deliberately aimed to target civilian objects and civilians in Saudi southern area, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) quoted Maliki as saying.

The Houthis have recently stepped up attacks on Saudi Arabia, using ballistic missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles.

In an on-video speech, the Saudi monarch told the UN General Assembly on Wednesday that the Houthis targeted Saudi cities and areas with more than 300 missiles and 400 drones.

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 the Iranian-backed Houthis.

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