Arab coalition claims foiling two Houthi attacks in hours

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2021-04-11 | Since 1 Month

Drone, file photo

Riyadh (Debriefer) - The Saudi-led coalition on Saturday said its forces destroyed a bomb-laden drone sent by the Houthi group from Yemen towards Saudi lands, few hours after the Arab coalition foiled a Houthi missile attack.
Defense systems intercepted and destroyed a booby-trapped drone before arriving in Saudi skies, the coalition added in remarks carried by the Saudi Press Agency.
The Houthi attempts systematically and deliberately target civilians and civilian objects, according to the statement.
The coalition "takes all operational measures needed to protect civilians in conformity with the international humanitarian law."
Earlier on Saturday, the coalition intercepted a ballistic missile fired by the Iranian-backed Houthi group, and a Houthi drone aimed at Khamis Mushait south Saudi Arabia, the coalition said.
The Houthis repeatedly fire ballistic missiles, other projectiles and drones at Saudi lands, with some leaving human and material losses.
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 Houthi group.


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