Saudi-led coalition said it intercepted Houthi drones from Yemen | Houthi News
The coalition said that a drone flying toward the Khamis Mushait area in the southwest was shot down by Saudi air defense forces.
The Saudi-led Yemen coalition said it had intercepted and destroyed a bomb-laden drone launched by the Houthi rebels into the kingdom on Friday, the third such attack in 48 hours.
A coalition statement cited by the Saudi National News Agency SPA stated that a drone flying to the Khamis Mushait area in the southwest was shot down by its air defense system.
The statement added: “Houthi militias continue to target civilians and civilian objects, and the coalition is taking action to protect civilians and respond to imminent threats.”
The Houthis have not yet commented on the coalition’s statement.
On Thursday, the US State Department stated that the US’s Houthi attacks on Yemen “have had enough”, adding that these attacks are exacerbating the country’s humanitarian crisis.
According to a Yemeni government official, the Houthi armed forces fired two missiles into the Yemeni government-controlled city of Malibu, killing at least three people, including a child, and then made a comment.
Houthi attack on Saudi Arabia
In recent weeks, the Saudi-led coalition announced that it has intercepted dozens of drones launched by Houthi rebels into Saudi territory.
According to Liz Srossel, spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, since the beginning of this year, the Houthi rebels have launched 128 drone attacks and 31 ballistic missile attacks against Saudi Arabia.
The Houthis, which is allied with Iran, said the drone attack was in response to the Saudi-led coalition’s attack on Yemen.
Since the Houthis occupied most of the country in 2014, Yemen has been plagued by violence and chaos, including the capital Sana’a.
The crisis escalated in 2015, when the Saudi-led coalition launched a devastating air strike aimed at reclaiming the Houthi’s territorial gains.
According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, the conflict has caused more than 233,000 deaths.