Saudi air defences intercept 11 Houthi-armed drones, according to official television.

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Saudi air defences destroyed 11 armed drones fired by Yemen’s Houthi movement into the kingdom’s south on Saturday, according to state TV citing the Saudi-led coalition.

According to a Houthi military official on Twitter, one drone was fired from a military facility near Khamis Mushait.

According to state TV, the coalition stated two more drones were launched towards Khamis Mushait, while eight drones were fired towards the south of the country, the most recent of which was directed at the city of Najran. These were all intercepted.

The Iran-aligned Houthishave frequently targeted Khamis Mushait and other Saudi cities along the frontier in the more than six-year-old Yemen war.

A military coalition led by Riyadh intervened in Yemen in March 2015 after the Houthis ousted the Saudi-backed, internationally recognised government from the capital Sanaa.


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