SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 4 March 2024, Monday |

Saudi air defenses intercept Houthi armed drone, says state TV

Saudi Arabia’s air defenses intercepted and destroyed a drone launched by Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi group towards Khamis Mushait in the south of the kingdom, state television cited a Saudi-led coalition as saying.

The Houthi military spokesman said on Twitter that the drone was launched at a military base in Khamis Mushait.

The Iran-aligned movement has frequently targeted Khamis Mushait and other Saudi cities along the border in the more than six-year 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.