Saudi Arabia’s air defenses intercepted a drone launched by Yemen’s Houthi militia toward the Kingdom’s southern region, state TV reported on Sunday.
The Arab coalition said the drone was targeting Najran airport, adding that drone fragments and shrapnel landed in Al-Araysah neighborhood in Najran. However, no casualties have been reported.
#BREAKING— Heshmat Alavi (@HeshmatAlavi) November 21, 2021
Saudi forces intercepted an explosive-laden drone launched by the #Iran-backed Houthis towards towards Najran airport.
In the first days in office, Biden's State Dept. lifted the terror designation off the Houthis in an incentive to Iran.pic.twitter.com/recmYT5S0B
The drone that was intercepted was launched from Sanaa airport to carry out the attack on Najran airport, the coalition said.
It added that response options are now on the table for the Iran-backed group’s attempt to target the airport.
This article has been adapted from its original source.
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