Coalition forces intercept Houthi drones in Yemeni airspace

Coalition forces intercept Houthi drones in Yemeni airspace
Coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Maliki said the drones were intercepted before they left Yemeni airspace. (File/AFP)
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Updated 15 August 2020

Coalition forces intercept Houthi drones in Yemeni airspace

Coalition forces intercept Houthi drones in Yemeni airspace
  • Houthi drones were shot down before leaving Yemeni airspace

DUBAI: The Saudi-led coalition forces in Yemen have intercepted a number of armed Houthi drones, coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Maliki said.

The drones were shot down in Yemeni airspace on Saturday evening after being launched by militia in the country’s capital city, Sana’a according to the state news agency SPA.

There was no suggestion that anyone was hurt in the incident.

The Houthis regualrly fire drones towards Saudi Arabia in breach of international law, but the majority are shot down without causing any fatalities or injuries.