The coalition intercepts drones launched by the Houthis towards southern Saudi Arabia

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                In the midst of the recent escalation of Houthi attacks on Saudi cities, the coalition led by Riyadh announced on Friday the destruction of four explosive drones launched by the Houthis towards the Kingdom.  For his part, Yahya Saree, the military spokesman for the Houthis, said in a tweet on Twitter that three drones hit Abha International Airport and King Khalid Air Base in the Khamis Mushayt area.
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                                    <p>The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen reported on Friday that it had destroyed four explosive drones launched by the Houthis towards the Kingdom within <strong>attack </strong>The Houthis claimed that they launched it on the south of the kingdom at dawn.

It is noteworthy that the Houthis have recently escalated the drone and missile attacks on Saudi cities, most of which targeted the south of the Kingdom. The coalition says it has intercepted most of the attacks.

The Saudi Press Agency, quoting a statement issued by the coalition, indicated that the Houthis launched the intercepted drones towards Khamis Mushait near the border with Yemen at dawn on Friday. Four drones were intercepted and destroyed.

For his part, Yahya Saree, the military spokesman for the Houthis, said in a tweet on Twitter that three drones hit Abha International Airport and King Khalid Air Base in the Khamis Mushayt area.

On Thursday, Houthi forces allied with Iran said they fired a missile and hit a Saudi Aramco facility in the Red Sea city of Jeddah, but there was no confirmation from the Saudi authorities.

The United States and the United Nations renewed peace efforts, as fighting also raged in the gas-rich Marib Governorate. On Tuesday, the US Treasury imposed new sanctions on two Houthi leaders.

The conflict is widely seen as a proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran. The Houthis deny they are proxies of Iran and say they are fighting a corrupt regime.

France 24 / Reuters

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