The Saudi-led international coalition said Saturday it intercepted and destroyed a drone and missile fired by the Houthis from Yemen.
Coalition spokesman Turki al Malki has claimed coalition forces “destroyed a drone that was being fired at civilians and objects in the southern region,” according to a statement by the Saudi state agency SPA.
They have also been confirmed to have intercepted a ballistic missile, which the coalition said it had been “deliberately and systematically” linked to the Houthis, intended to attack civilians in the coastal town of Jazan.
The Riyadh-led coalition supports the internationally recognized forces of President Abdo Rabbu Mansur Hadi against the Iran-backed Houthis who control Sana’a and other areas of the country, particularly in northwest and west Yemen.
The conflict has caused what is considered to be the world’s greatest humanitarian catastrophe, killing more than 100,000 people and bringing the poorest country in the Arab world to the brink of famine.