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Saudi air defenses destroy drone launched toward Najran airport

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Saudi Arabia’s air defenses have destroyed a drone that was launched toward Najran airport, according to an Arab Coalition statement.

The coalition said fragments of the intercepted Houthi drone were scattered on the al-Araysah neighborhood in Najran, without causing any injuries.

The drone that was intercepted was launched from Sanaa airport to carry out the attack on Najran airport, the Arab Coalition confirmed.

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The Arab Coalition battling the Houthis in Yemen had on Friday said it destroyed three drones launched towards southern Saudi Arabia and a fourth over Yemen. It said the militants "failed to launch two ballistic missiles" and they fell inside Yemen.

The coalition said later on Saturday it has attacked 13 targets during a military operation against the Houthis in Yemen.

The operation hit weapons depots, air defence systems and drones' communication systems in Sanaa, Saada, and Marib
provinces, the coalition said.

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