In accordance with Saudi Arabia, the Houthi drone will intercept the southern area
DUBAI (Reuters) – The Saudi Arabia-led military coalition in Yemen said Sunday it intercepted a drone fired by the Houthi movement towards southern Saudi Arabia after the group claimed it had entered Abha des International Airport Kingdom met.
In a statement by the Saudi state media, the coalition said the attack was aimed at civilian targets but did not specify the locations or mention any damage.
In recent days, the coalition had announced that it had intercepted and destroyed several explosive-laden drones fired by the Houthis towards the southern border areas.
The West-backed coalition intervened in Yemen in March 2015 after the Iranian-leaning Houthis ousted the internationally recognized government from power in the capital Sanaa in late 2014.
The United Nations is trying to reach a nationwide ceasefire to pave the way for the revival of political negotiations to end what is widely viewed in the region as a proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran. The Houthis say they are fighting a corrupt system.
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