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Arab Coalition intercepts, destroys Houthi drone targeting Saudi Arabia

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The Arab Coalition confirmed it has intercepted and destroyed a drone in Yemeni airspace launched by the Houthi militia targeting Saudi Arabia.

The coalition affirmed that the Houthi militia continues to deliberately attempt and target civilians and civilian infrastructure in the Kingdom.

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Coalition spokesperson Col. Turki al-Maliki said forces are taking the necessary measures to neutralize and destroy the Houthi capabilities in accordance with international law.

Last Saturday, Saudi air defenses intercepted a missile launched by the Houthi militia toward the capital Riyadh.

The coalition also announced on January 15 that it had intercepted and destroyed 3 booby-trapped drones launched towards the Kingdom by the Houthi militia.

The Houthis have intensified the use of explosive and reconnaissance drones, which the United Nations previously said were assembled from external components and shipped to Yemen, and are nearly identical in design, dimensions, and capabilities to Iranian-made drones.

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