The Arab Coalition intercepted and destroyed an explosive-laden drone launched on Tuesday toward Saudi Arabia by the Iran-backed Houthi militia, the official Saudi Press Agency reported.
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Spokesman for the Arab Coalition forces, Colonel Turki al-Maliki, confirmed in a statement carried by SPA that the drone targeting civilians had been intercepted and destroyed.
Cross-border attacks by Iran-aligned Houthi forces have escalated since late May, when a truce prompted by the coronavirus pandemic expired. In late June, missiles reached the Saudi capital Riyadh.
- With Reuters