Arab coalition intercepts Houthi drone fired from Yemen’s Sana’a

Arab coalition intercepts Houthi drone fired from Yemen’s Sana’a
The Iranian-backed Houthi militia launched the drone from Sana’a towards Saudi Arabia. (File/AFP)
Updated 10 September 2019

Arab coalition intercepts Houthi drone fired from Yemen’s Sana’a

Arab coalition intercepts Houthi drone fired from Yemen’s Sana’a
  • The attack came amid ongoing claims that the Houthi militia continued to violate the Hodeida agreement
  • The Yemeni army foiled the militia’s attempt on Monday to infiltrate the Yemeni army in east of Hodeidah

DUBAI: Arab coalition forces intercepted a drone over Yemen’s Saada province, state news agency SPA reported on Tuesday.

The Iranian-backed Houthi militia launched the drone from Sana’a towards Saudi Arabia, coalition spokesman Col. Turki Al-Maliki said.The attack came amid ongoing claims that the Houthi militia continued to violate the Hodeida agreement.

Yemen’s national military website “September Net,” stated that the Yemeni army foiled the militia’s attempt on Monday to infiltrate the Yemeni army in east of Hodeidah which resulted in a number of casualties.

The Houthis have fired dozens of missiles and drones into Saudi Arabia in the four-year conflict, but most of them have been intercepted, preventing them from reaching.