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Coalition forces intercepts, destroys drones targeting Saudi Arabia

The coalition forces led by Saudi Arabia has intercepted and destroyed two drones launched by the Houthi militants in Yemen targeting Saudi Arabia’s Khamis Mushait. Earlier in February, the Arab coalition foiled multiple attacks launched by the Houthi militants against the Saudi Arabia, including a drone attack on Abha airport .

Yousef bin Ahmad bin Abdul Rahman Al-Othaimeen, the Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), condemned the militia’s attempt to target civilians in Saudi Arabia.

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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.

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