RIYADH: The Arab Coalition has intercepted and destroyed four bomb-laden drones in Yemeni airspace on Wednesday.
The coalition said its air forces initially intercepted one drone, then a few minutes later the bloc announced that it had destroyed a second in Yemeni airspace. A third was intercepted and destroyed almost two hours later whilst a fourth drone attack was blocked later on in the day.
The coalition pointed to an escalation in the militia’s attempts to target civilians.
“We take and implement operational measures to protect civilians and civilian objects from hostile attacks,” the coalition stressed.
The action comes a day after a Houthis drone attack on Saudi Arabia's Abha airport wounded eight people and drew global condemnation.
On Tuesday, the coalition said it had destroyed a platform near Sanaa that was used to launch the drone in the attack.