Saudi-Led Coalition Destroys Drone Launched by Houthi Rebels, Reports Say
AP Photo / Hani MohammedMiddle East08:09 GMT 10.10.2020(updated 08:44 GMT 10.10.2020) Get short URLby Henry Batyaev
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The development comes following last week’s escalation in the long-standing Yemen conflict between forces loyal to the government and Houthi rebels. The confrontation has been ongoing for over five years, despite a peace accord signed in 2018.
Saudi-led coalition forces have destroyed a drone launched at Saudi Arabia by the Houthi rebel movement, the Saudi Press Agency reported Saturday.
Earlier in the day, the agency reported a similar drone attack that had also been repelled by the coalition.
Yemen has been engulfed in an armed conflict between the government forces, led by President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi, and the Houthi rebels for over five years now. Hadi’s forces work in close cooperation with the Saudi-led coalition that has been conducting air, land and sea operations against the rebels since March 2015.
On Tuesday, the Saudi-led coalition prevented an attempt by the rebel Houthi movement to detonate a remote-controlled boat bomb in the southern waters of the Red Sea.