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Saudi Defense Forces destroy Houthi drone aimed at Jazan

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Saudi Defense Forces said Friday that they intercepted and destroyed an explosive-laden drone fired by the Iran-backed Houthis.

The drone was fired at Saudi Arabia’s Jazan.

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Colonel Muhammad al-Ghamdi, said that the defense received a number of notifications of falling and scattering shrapnel on a residential neighborhood in Uhud al-Masarha governorate as a result of the interception of a booby-trapped drone launched by the terrorist Houthi militia backed by Iran towards the kingdom.

The spokesperson added that several homes, the railway station and a number of shops have been damaged.

“These damages did not result in any injuries or deaths,” the colonel added.

The Iran-backed Houthis regularly launch attacks on Saudi Arabia and Yemeni areas under the control of the internationally recognized government.

Iran backs the group in its fight against the Yemeni Armed Forces and supplies the Houthis with weapons, drones, and military training as well.

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