Coalition intercepts, destroys Iranian-made Houthi drone over Abha

A Houthi drone pictured after it was intercepted and destroyed at an earlier incident. (File photo)

Coalition forces confirmed an Iranian-made Houthi drone was intercepted and destroyed over the southern Saudi city of Abha on Wednesday.

Turki al-Maliki, the coalition’s spokesperson, confirmed Saudi Arabia’s royal air force identified an unidentified object moving towards civilian areas in the city of Abha at exactly 3:42 pm local time.

Coalition specialists who analyzed the debris ruled it was a “hostile Houthi drone with Iranian specifications and characteristics”, he added.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:51 - GMT 06:51