RIYADH: Saudi air defenses have intercepted and destroyed an explosive-laden drone launched by Houthis from Yemen toward the Saudi city of Khamis Mushayt, the Arab coalition supporting Yemen’s legitimate government said early Friday.
The Houthis have stepped up their missile, rocket and drone attacks on Saudi Arabia in response to peace overtures by Riyadh.
Arab countries and organizations have continuously denounced the Houthi attacks targeting Saudi Arabia.
The Houthi’s deliberate and systematic escalation against Yemen constituted a war crime, the Arab coalition said, adding that it was taking measures to protect civilians from attacks.
The Iran-backed Houthis have been attacking the Kingdom with explosive-laden drones on an almost daily basis in recent weeks despite US, United Nations and Saudi calls for a ceasefire in Yemen.
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