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Saudi Arabia’s air defenses intercept ballistic missile, 2 drones targeting Najran

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Saudi Arabia’s air defenses have intercepted a ballistic missile and two explosive drones launched by the Iran-backed Houthi militia targeting the southern city of Najran, the Arab Coalition has confirmed.

Earlier the Arab Coalition confirmed two explosive drones had targeted southern areas of Saudi Arabia, including one that was launched toward the sourth city of Khamis Mushait.

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"The Houthi militia is committing serious violations of international humanitarian law," the Arab Coalition said in a statement.

Since the beginning of this year, Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi militia have launched dozens of explosive drone and ballistic missile attacks targeting civilian areas and vital energy infrastructure in Saudi Arabia.

The southern city of Najran - close to the border with Yemen, has borne the brunt ever since the Houthi militia forces took over swathes of the country in a 2014 coup.

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