More Houthi drone attacks on Saudi Arabia

Numerous drones were used in attacks on Saudi Arabia on July 13.

Saudi Arabia said it intercepted ballistic missiles fired from Yemen overnight between Sunday and Monday. The four missiles and seven drones were launched by the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen. Saudi Arabia military spokesman for the Riyadh-led Coalition that is fighting in Yemen said Riyadh had stopped the missiles.

Fars News in Iran, which receives information from the Houthi movement in Yemen, also reported the rocket firing. The Fars report says Saudi Arabia did intercept three drones over the city of Khamis Mushait.

However, the report also claimed the drones had targeted King Khalid Air Base. These areas are around 100 km from the border with Yemen. Yemen’s Houthi group said it attacked and hit a large oil facility in an industrial zone in the southern Saudi city of Jizan. The UAE condemned the “terrorist” attack.

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