Middle East

Saudi-led coalition thwarts Houthi attacks

Ballistic missile intercepted and 4 armed drones downed

Hamdi Yıldız   | 17.09.2021
Saudi-led coalition thwarts Houthi attacks

YEMEN 

Yemen’s Houthi rebels fired a ballistic missile and targeted a city in southern Saudi Arabia with four armed drones, but the attack was thwarted, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported Thursday. 

According to the report, which cited a statement from the Saudi-led coalition, a missile targeting civilians in the city of Jazan was downed and four explosives-laden drones were intercepted and destroyed.

The Saudi-led coalition affirmed that it will take all necessary measures to protect civilians in accordance with international humanitarian laws.

The Houthis are yet to make a statement.

Yemen has been beset by violence and chaos since 2014, when Houthi rebels overran much of the country, including the capital Sana’a.

The crisis escalated in 2015 when a Saudi-led coalition launched a devastating air campaign aimed at rolling back Houthi territorial gains.

The conflict has claimed more than 233,000 lives, according to the UN.

*Writing by Ali Murat Alhas

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