Saudi Arabia intercepts two Yemen rebel drones

RIYADH 30th June: Two Yemeni rebel drones targeting southern Saudi Arabia were intercepted on Saturday, a Riyadh-led military coalition said, the latest in a series of assaults on the kingdom.

The first drone targeted the province of Jizan and the second was aimed at a residential area in Asir province, the coalition said in a statement released by the official Saudi Press Agency.

The coalition did not report any damage or casualties.

The rebels earlier claimed drone attacks on the airports in Jizan and Abha, the capital of Asir, according to the group’s Al-Masirah TV.
The Iran backed Huthi rebels, have faced massive coalition bombing since March 2015 which has caused a heavy civilian death toll, have beefed up missile and drone attacks across the border recently.

On June 12, a missile attack from the rebels on Abha airport seriously wounded 26 civilians, forcing “stern action” from the coalition.

And on June 23, another rebel attack on Abha airport killed a Syrian national and wounded 21 other civilians, according to the coalition.

 

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