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Houthis target Saudi Arabia’s Khamis Mushait with explosive drone

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The Arab Coalition has intercepted and destroyed a drone launched by the Iran-backed Houthis towards Saudi Arabia’s Khamis Mushait.

Less than 24 hours earlier, the Arab Coalition said it had destroyed a ballistic missile fired by the Iran-backed group launched toward Saudi Arabia’s southern city of Jazan.

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The failed attack on Jazan came after the coalition destroyed another Houthi drone that was heading for Saudi Arabia’s Khamis Mushait, coalition spokesperson Brigadier General Turki al-Maliki said on Friday.

The militia continues its hostile attempts to target civilians in the Kingdom, which should be considered as a war crime, al-Maliki said.

The coalition is taking operational measures to protect civilians in accordance with international humanitarian law, according to al-Maliki.

The Iran-backed group has launched dozens of aerial attacks on Saudi Arabia in recent months, targeting civilian areas and energy facilities in the Kingdom with explosive-laden drones and ballistic missiles.