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Saudi forces intercept another Houthi drone targeting kingdom

Saudi forces intercept another Houthi drone targeting kingdom

The kingdom has seen a spate of Houthi drone and missile attacks in recent months

The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen intercepted and shot down another Houthi drone targeting the kingdom, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

The drone was fired from Imran in Yemen on Tuesday morning, coalition spokesperson Colonel Turki Al-Maliki said.

The kingdom has seen a spate of Houthi drone and missile attacks in recent months.

The coalition intercepted and shot down six missiles fired by the Houthis towards the city of Jizan last week while the Abha airport was hit by a projectile attack last Wednesday.

In August, a drone attack on an oilfield in eastern Saudi caused a fire at a gas plant, while forces also intercepted drones heading towards “civilian airports” in the kingdom.

Read: Houthi drone attack on Saudi oilfield causes gas fire, output unaffected

Saudi forces intercept Houthi drones targeting two airports

In June, an attack on the Abha airport killed one person and wounded several others.

Read: One dead, 21 wounded in Houthi attack on Saudi airport

Al-Maliki stressed that all attempts to launch drones by the Houthis are “doomed to fail”. He said the coalition undertakes the required operational procedures to deal with the drones to protect civilians.

The recently repeated terrorist attempts by the Houthis are the “result of the great losses” in their supplies and equipment, he said.

Al-Maliki said the Houthi attempts to target civilians were in clear “violation of international humanitarian law” and added that the coalition will continue to carry out “strict and deterrent measures to neutralise and destroy their capabilities”.

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