Saudi Arabia announced “the interception of an explosive drone launched by the Houthi militia towards Saudi Arabia,” Al-Arabiya reported.
The spokesman for the coalition forces, Colonel Turki Al-Maliki, said in a statement that the joint coalition forces managed, this evening, to intercept and destroy an explosive UAV launched by the terrorist Houthi militia in a systematic and deliberate manner to target civilian objects and civilians in the city of Khamis Mushait. Photos were posted online.
The Houthis have launched dozens of drones against Saudi Arabia since 2015, increasing their range and abilities over time. They acquire technology from Iran. The Riyadh-led coalition launched airstrikes on Thursday, the report said.