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Saudi Arabia intercepts drone launched by Houthis

Saudi Arabia’s air defenses have intercepted an explosive-laden drone in Yemeni airspace launched towards the Kingdom by the Iran-backed Houthis, according to official news agency SPA.

The Kingdom has come under fire from Houthi attacks on a regular basis since an Arab-led coalition backed the internationally-recognized Yemeni government in its civil war against the Houthis.

At least three attempted drone strikes were intercepted in the second week of August.

Saudi Arabia put forward a proposal for a ceasefire in March to end the six-year-long conflict, which was rejected by the Houthis.

Yemen’s internationally-recognized government issued a statement at the time welcoming the offer.


Al Arabiya

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