Arab coalition intercepts two Houthi drones headed towards Saudi Arabia

Al-Maliki says that the coalition uses the best measures on operational matters to intercept Houthi attacks and protect civilians. (File/AFP)
Updated 04 September 2019

Arab coalition intercepts two Houthi drones headed towards Saudi Arabia

  • A second drone also launched from Amran on Tuesday evening
  • Col. Turki Al-Maliki said the militia’s continued attempted attacks would end in failure

RIYADH: The Arab coalition destroyed a Houthi drone launched from Yemen's Amran province towards Saudi Arabia, state news agency SPA reported on Tuesday.

Coalition forces intercepted the drone while it was still in Yemen’s airspace.

A second drone also launched from Amran on Tuesday evening was intercepted by coalition forces. The device was headed for Khamis Mushayt, according to the coalition.

Arab coalition spokesman Col. Turki Al-Maliki said the militia’s continued attempted attacks would end in failure.

Al-Maliki says that the coalition uses the best measures on operational matters to intercept Houthi attacks and protect civilians.

Al-Maliki pointed out that the recent repeated militant attempts by the Houthis are the result of significant losses among its elements and equipment.


Arab coalition destroys armed Houthi drone targeting Saudi Arabia

Updated 4 min 49 sec ago

Arab coalition destroys armed Houthi drone targeting Saudi Arabia

  • The drone was destroyed in Yemen’s airspace on Sunday
  • Yemen’s government and the Houthis have agreed to immediately release 1,000 prisoners in a prisoner swap

RIYADH: The Arab coalition intercepted and destroyed an armed Houthi drone targeting the Kingdom’s southern region on Sunday.
The drone was destroyed in Yemen’s airspace, the coalition said.
Earlier on Sunday, the UN mission in Yemen said the government and the Houthi militia had agreed to immediately release 1,000 prisoners in a prisoner swap.