Saudi intercepts drones, denies Houthi reports that the attacks hit their targets

The drones were destroyed on Saturday evening



Saudi air forces intercepted drones fired by the Houthis on Saturday evening, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) announced.

The spokesperson for the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen Colonel Turki al-Maliki said that they managed to intercept and destroy the drones launched by the Houthis from Sanaa province towards the kingdom’s territories.

He also denied claims made by the Houthis through their media that their attacks hit their targets accurately, SPA reported.

“The desperate and continuous attempts by the Houthi militia to target civilians and civilian assets will be constantly confronted by foiling them and neutralising their hostile capabilities in accordance with international humanitarian law and its customary rules,” Al Maliki reiterated.

The latest strike comes after an attack by the Houthis on the Abha airport last week left nine people injured.

An attack on the airport last month also killed one person and wounded several others.

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

Saudi Arabia has been targeted by hundreds of missile attacks since entering the Yemen civil war in 2015 to support ousted President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi against the Houthis.