Arab Coalition intercepts, destroys Houthi drone launched toward Najran

Followers of the Houthi movement carry a mock drone during a rally held to mark the Ashura in Saada. (File photo: Reuters)

The Arab Coalition said on Friday it intercepted and destroyed an explosives-laden drone launched by the Iran-aligned Houthis in the direction of Najran, according to a statement.

“The spokesman for the coalition forces, Colonel Turki Al-Maliki, stated that the joint coalition forces were able - thank God - this evening (Friday) to intercept and destroy a booby-trapped drone launched by the terrorist Houthi militia in a systematic and deliberate manner to target civilians in Najran city,” the statement on the Saudi Press Agency read.

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The attack on Najran comes hours after another explosives-laden drone launched by the Iran-aligned group in the direction of Saudi Arabia was intercepted and destroyed earlier in the day.

The coalition command also reported on Thursday night the destruction of a ballistic missile launched by the Houthis in direction of the Saudi region of Najran, near Yemen's border.

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Last Update: Friday, 28 August 2020 KSA 21:59 - GMT 18:59
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