The Saudi-led Arab coalition announced, on Tuesday evening, that it had thwarted an attack carried out by the Houthi forces on the south of the kingdom with two ballistic missiles and two drones.
The coalition, according to the official Saudi news agency, SPA, reported the interception and destruction of two booby-trapped drones and two ballistic missiles launched by Houthi forces towards the Jazan region in the south of the kingdom.
He stressed that his forces had thwarted the attempts of the “hostile Houthi militia” to target civilian objects and civilians in Jizan.
Houthi forces carry out frequent attacks with booby-trapped drones targeting military or oil sites in southern Saudi Arabia, while Riyadh says that these attacks endanger the lives of civilians.
Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia has led the Arab coalition, which has been waging intensive military operations in Yemen in support of the internationally recognized Yemeni government loyal to President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, and which has been fighting the Iranian-backed Houthi forces who have controlled the capital, Sanaa, since 2014.
About 130,000 people, including more than 12,000 civilians, were killed in the 6-year conflict that, according to the United Nations, created the world’s worst humanitarian crisis in a country that is one of the poorest in the Arab world.
Source: “SPA” + agencies