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Saudi Air Defence destroyed 5 explosives-laden drones

Riyadh: The Saudi Arabian Air Defence has intercepted and destroyed 5 explosives-laden drones targeting the country. The drones were launched by Iran-supported Houthi militants in Yemen.

The Saudi forces on Wednesday night intercepted a drone targeting Jazan. Later the Houthi militia launched 4 more drones targeting the southern parts of Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia  has accused that the Houthi militants are deliberately targeting civilians in the country.

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On Tuesday, the Saudi forces had intercepted a booby-trapped drone targeting Khamis Mushait. On Saturday, the Arab coalition forces led by Saudi Arabia intercepted and destroyed 17 explosive-laden drones.

Yemen is witnessing a bloody civil war since 2014. The Houthi rebels captured much of the country, including the capital Sanaa during the civil war. The crisis escalated in 2015 when the Saudi-led coalition launched a devastating air campaign aimed at Houthi militants. As per reports, more than 100,000 Yemenis, including civilians, were  killed in the conflict.


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