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Terrorism

Saudi Arabia intercepts, destroys 8 explosive Houthi drones targeting civilian areas

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Saudi Arabia’s air defenses have intercepted and destroyed eight explosive drones launched by the Iran-backed Houthis targeting civilian areas in the Kingdom, the Arab Coalition confirms in a statement.

One of the five drones targeted the southwestern city of Khamis Mushait, the coalition added, while a sixth drone targeted Najran.

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During the overnight attacks, the Houthi militia attempted to target the universities of Jazan and Najran, according to official statements.

The coalition said that the Houthis also launched a ballistic missile from Sanaa that landed in al-Jawf inside Yemen.

On Monday, Saudi Arabia offered the Houthis a ceasefire deal which would also include reopening Sanaa airport and allow fuel and food imports through Hodeidah port. The next day the Houthis launched a drone attack on an airport in southern Saudi Arabia.

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