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S Arabia defences ‘intercept’ 10 Huthi drones

June 20, 2021

RIYADH: Saudi air defences on Saturday intercepted and destroyed 10 drones fired at the kingdom by Huthi rebels in Yemen, state media reported, quoting the Saudi-led military coalition battling the insurgents.

The official Saudi Press Agency reported that seven of the drones targeted regions in southern Saudi Arabia. Three targeted the Khamis Mushait region, also in the south and home to military installations, it said.

“The interception operations were successful,” the coalition said in a statement, adding that the drones were packed with explosives and seven were knocked out in Yemeni air space.

Earlier Saturday the Iran-backed Huthi rebels tweeted that one drone was launched in the morning towards the King Khaled air base in Khamis Mushait..