Coalition forces say they downed 2 Houthi UAVs

Riyadh (Debriefer)
2019-06-11 | Since 3 Month

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The Saudi-led Arab Coalition for Support the Legitimacy in Yemen announced early Tuesday that the Royal Air Defense shot down two unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) launched by the Houthis group (Ansar Allah) towards the city of Khamis Mushait in Assir in the south-west of the Kingdom.

The spokesman for the coalition forces Colonel Turki al-Maliki said in a statement "Saudi Royal Air Defense forces intercepted and dropped two unmanned aerial vehicles launched by the Houthi militia" towards the city of Khamis Mushait.

The Houthis (Ansar Allah) group in Yemen said it carried out several offensive operations on the King Khaled air base in Khamis Mushait.

The Houthi-run Al-Masirah TV quoted a source in the air force of group' army, as saying the air force carried out offensive operations with a number of 2K drones on the King Khalid air base in Khamis Mushait without further details.

"The spokesman of the Arab coalition forces said that "the Houthi terrorist criminal instrument attempts to target civilian facilities and civilian objects in desperate and repeated attempts without achieving any of their irresponsible and hostile objectives and actions."

The attacks came two days after the group announced on Sunday similar attacks with the same type of drone on parks and stations of drones at Jizan airport in the south-west of the kingdom.

Mid-May, Houthis claim their forces hit Saudi targets, including two oil pumping stations near Riyadh, with the rebels saying they are in retaliation to coalition strikes on its forces and civilian targets in Yemen.

Houthis sporadically fire ballistic missiles and UAVs on Saudi territory "in reply to coalition airstrikes that target Yemeni civilians and infrastructure," while Saudi Arabia accuses Iran of providing Houthis with such missiles.

Houthis said they have a bank of 300 vital targets in Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates.

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