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Saudi forces intercept Houthi scout drone over Abha airport

Air defense systems were able to detect an unidentified object in the direction of Abha International Airport and was dealt with accordingly. (Supplied)

Saudi Arabia’s air defense forces said that they intercepted Houthi scout drone over Abha airport on the same day that militias fired a ballistic missile targeting the capital Riyadh.

Spokesman for the Arab Coalition forces fighting in Yemen, Col. Turki al-Maliki, said that at 7:40 am local time, air defense systems were able to detect an unidentified object in the direction of Abha International Airport and was dealt with accordingly.

Maliki said that after examining the debris of the objet, specialists of the joint coalition forces said it was found to be a hostile Houthi aircraft with Iranian characteristics and specifications that were trying to target the airport protected under international humanitarian law.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 11 April 2018 KSA 18:26 - GMT 15:26
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