Coalition forces led by Saudi Arabia has intercepted and destroyed a ‘ booby-trapped’ drone launched by Yemen based Houthi militants. This was confirmed by Brigadier General Turki Al Maliki, spokesman of Saudi-led coalition forces.
The coalition forces led by Saudi Arabia has on Monday has intercepted and destroyed an explosive laden drone launched by Houthi militants in Yemen. On Sunday, the coalition intercepted and destroyed four exploding drones launched by Yemen’s Houthi militia toward Saudi Arabia. Three drones were shot down on Sunday evening. Another was intercepted early in the morning after it was launched towards the Kingdom.
The Houthi rebels had been targeting Saudi Arabia continuously. The Houthi rebels had been using drones and missiles to attack Saudi Arabia. The coalition’s forces regularly intercept explosive-laden boats in the Red Sea and explosives-laden drone launched by the Iran-backed Houthi militia towards Saudi Arabia.
Yemen is witnessing violence and chaos since 2014, when Houthi rebels captured much of the country, including the capital Sanaa. The crisis escalated in 2015 when the Saudi-led coalition launched a devastating air campaign aimed at rolling back Houthi territorial gains. More than 100,000 Yemenis, including civilians, are believed to have been killed in the conflict.