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Saudi Forces Reportedly Thwart Houthi-Launched Drone Attack in Southwest of Kingdom

© Photo : Twitter / @SPAregionsSaudi coalition downs Houthi drone.
Saudi coalition downs Houthi drone. - Sputnik International, 1920, 22.06.2021
Over the past several months, Saudi Arabia has been a regular target of, mostly unsuccessful, drone attacks by Houthi rebels, who launch drones and explosive-laden boats towards the kingdom in response to strikes by the Saudi-led coalition against the militants.

Saudi air defences have shot down an explosive-laden drone launched by Houthi rebels towards the kingdom’s city of Khamis Mushait, Saudi state TV reported.

Houthi rebel fighters display their weapons during a gathering aimed at mobilizing more fighters for the Iranian-backed Houthi movement, in Sanaa, Yemen, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. The Houthi rebels control the capital, Sanaa, and much of the country’s north, where most of the population lives. They are at war with a U.S.-backed, Saudi-led coalition fighting on behalf of the internationally recognized government. - Sputnik International, 1920, 14.06.2021
Yemeni Houthis Say They've Launched Drone Attack Against Abha Airport in Saudi Arabia

The botched attack comes just two days after a representative for the Houthi movement reported that the group had destroyed a US-made drone in the Sirvah region of Yemen's northern province of Marib.

Drone attacks against Saudi Arabia have been a regular occurrence over the past months. Most of the attacks have been successfully foiled by coalition forces.

The cross-border hostilities come against the backdrop of a civil war that broke out in 2014 in Yemen and continues to rage in the country to this day.

A coalition of several Arab states, led by Riyadh, joined the conflict in 2015 at the request of the country's President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi, who fled to Riyadh in March 2015.

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