The coalition destroyed a third “booby-trapped” Houthi drone


On Friday, the Arab coalition in Yemen announced the interception and destruction of a booby-trapped drone launched by the Houthi group towards Saudi Arabia, in the third attack in two days.

According to a statement by the coalition, reported by the official news agency (SPA), “the Saudi defenses intercepted and destroyed a booby-trapped drone launched by the terrorist Houthi militia towards Khamis Mushait (southern of the Kingdom).”


The statement added that “the Houthi militia continues to target civilians and civilian objects, and that the coalition is taking operational measures to protect civilians and deal with the imminent threat.”

There was no immediate comment from the Houthis on what the coalition said until 8:20 GMT.

Throughout Wednesday and Thursday, the Arab coalition announced, in two separate statements, the interception and destruction of two booby-trapped marches launched by the Houthi group towards Saudi Arabia, one of which was destroyed in Yemeni airspace.

The Houthis used to announce the launch of ballistic missiles, projectiles, and marches on Saudi regions, in exchange for repeated statements by the Arab coalition led by the Kingdom in Yemen to thwart these attacks.

Since June 19, the Kingdom has witnessed almost successive announcements of thwarting Houthi explosive marches.


Especially towards the southern region bordering Yemen, where its total has so far exceeded 42, according to a census prepared by Anatolia based on coalition data.

On the 18th of the same month, a spokeswoman for the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Liz Throssell, said in a statement.

That the Houthi group launched 128 strikes with drones and fired 31 ballistic missiles at Saudi Arabia since the beginning of this year.

Yemen has been witnessing for nearly 7 years a continuous war between the pro-government forces backed by the Arab coalition on one side.

And the Houthis, on the other hand, have controlled governorates, including the capital, Sanaa, since September 2014.