The military coalition led by Saudi Arabia has claimed to have intercepted and destroyed three drones launched by the Houthi rebels from Yemen against the country this Saturday, in addition to having thwarted two ballistic missile attacks.
The two missile attacks have been launched against the eastern region of the kingdom and the city of Najran, located in the southwest of the country, according to the coalition, reports the Saudi media ‘Arab News’.
«The attempts of the Houthis to attack civilian targets They are hostile and barbarian, “denounced the coalition, which has also advanced that it is taking” strict “measures to protect civilians from attacks by the rebels.
The last attack by the Houthis with victims was at the Abha airport in southern Saudi Arabia, which resulted in eight injuries.
The war in Yemen pits the internationally recognized government, led by Abdo Rabbu Mansur Hadi and supported by an international coalition led by Saudi Arabia, and the Houthis, backed by Iran. The rebels control the capital Sana’a, and other areas in the north and west of the country.
The conflict has intensified on several fronts in recent months, despite international mediation efforts. Saudi Arabia proposed a ceasefire on Monday, an offer applauded by the Yemeni government and rejected by the Houthis.