Saudi Arabia intercepts, destroys Houthi drone targeting Najran

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Saudi Arabia intercepted and destroyed a drone launched by the Iran-backed Houthi militia targeting the southern city of Najran on Sunday, according to the Arab Coalition.

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The spokesman for the coalition forces Colonel Turki Al-Maliki said that the joint coalition forces were able to intercept and destroy a drone launched by the terrorist Houthi militia in a systematic and deliberate manner to target civilians in Najran city.

“Joint Coalition Forces have intercepted and destroyed this morning [Sunday] a bomb-laden UAV launched systematically and deliberately by the terrorist Houthi militia to target civilians and civilian objects in [Najran],”al-Maliki said in a statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency.

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

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