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Saudi forces destroy armed drone targeting kingdom

Saudi forces destroy armed drone targeting kingdom

The UAV was destroyed in Yemeni airspace

Turki Al Malki, Saudi coalition

The Saudi-led Arab coalition intercepted and destroyed an armed drone launched from Yemen on Sunday that was targeting the kingdom’s southern region, the official Saudi Press Agency reported.

The UAV was destroyed in Yemeni airspace.

In a brief statement, the coalition’s spokesperson Col Turki Al-Malki said: “Joint coalition forces have intercepted and destroyed this afternoon (Sunday) in Yemeni airspace a bomb-laden UAV launched systematically and deliberately by the terrorist Houthi militia to target civilians and civilian objects in the southern region.”

Saudi has seen a string of attacks launched by the Houthis in recent months.

Earlier this month, five civilians in the city of Jazan were injured after they were hit by debris from a military projectile launched from Yemen.

The projectile also caused damage to the “façade of a civilian object protected by international humanitarian law” and three civilian vehicles, officials said.

In July, the Saudi-led coalition intercepted and destroyed six ‘bomb-laden’ drones and two ballistic missiles launched towards the kingdom. In June as well, Saudi forces destroyed eight ‘bomb-laden’ drones and three ballistic missiles launched from Yemen.

In late March, two civilians in Riyadh were also “slightly injured” after being hit by the debris of a ballistic missile fired from Yemen.

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