Middle East

Saudi-led coalition thwarts Houthi missile and drones attack

Armed men loyal to the government forces guard a site near the Safer oil fields in Marib, Yemen September 12, 2021. REUTERS/Ali Owidha

CAIRO: The Saudi-led coalition said late on Thursday that it thwarted and destroyed four Houthi explosives-laden drones and a ballistic rocket fired in the direction of the southern Saudi city of Jazan, Saudi state media reported.

The Saudi-led military coalition intervened in Yemen in 2015, backing forces of the ousted government of President Hadi and fighting the Iran-aligned Houthi group.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility by the Houthis, but the group regularly launches drone and missile attacks targeting the gulf kingdom.

 

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