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Arab coalition forces destroyed eight explosives-laden drones targeting Saudi Arabia

Riyadh: The Arab coalition forces led by Saudi Arabia intercepted and destroyed eight explosives-laden drones launched by Houthi militants in Yemen targeting Saudi Arabia.

It was the latest in a series of missile and drone attacks by the Houthi rebels backed by Iran against Saudi Arabia since the Kingdom spearheaded a coalition to restore the UN-recognized government in 2015. The coalition’s forces regularly intercept explosive-laden boats in the Red Sea and explosives-laden drones launched by the Iran-backed Houthi militia towards Saudi Arabia.

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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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