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Saudi-led coalition in Yemen says it intercepted and downed drone

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Filed on August 20, 2020
saudi-led, coalition, intercepted, downed, drone, booby-trapped drone, saudi arabia, turki al malki, sana, houthi militia
Missiles and drone aircraft are seen on display at an exhibition at an unidentified location in Yemen in this undated handout photo released by the Houthi Media Office on September 17, 2019.

(Reuters)

Coalition spokesman Turki Al Malki says drone was launched by Houthi militia from the capital Sana towards civilians.

The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen said it intercepted and downed a booby-trapped drone towards the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the state news agency said on Thursday.

The official spokesman of the coalition Turki Al Malki said joint coalition forces have intercepted and destroyed on Thursday evening a booby-trapped drone launched by Houthi militia from the capital Sana towards civilians and civilian objects in the southern region.

Cross-border attacks by Iran-aligned Houthi forces have escalated since late May, when a truce prompted by the coronavirus pandemic expired. In late June, missiles reached the Saudi capital Riyadh. The coalition has retaliated with air strikes.


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