Saudi-led coalition in Yemen says it intercepted three Houthi drones

Saudi-led coalition in Yemen says it intercepted three Houthi drones


DUBAI, Jan 15 (Reuters) – The Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthis in Yemen said on Friday it had intercepted and destroyed three explosives-laden drones fired at Saudi Arabia by the Iranian-ally Houthi movement, they reported. state media.

The coalition said the drones were launched from the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah, according to the state news agency SPA, which collects comments from the coalition.

Houthi-run Al Masirah television said the coalition had carried out airstrikes overnight in the Yemeni capital Sanaa. The attacks were also witnessed by a Reuters witness.


There was no immediate confirmation of the report from the Saudi-led coalition.

The incidents came days after the outgoing US Administration said it would designate the Houthi movement as a foreign terrorist organization, a move that the United Nations says could undermine peace talks and make it difficult to supply food to Yemenis, who are suffering. the world’s greatest humanitarian crisis.


(Information from the Dubai newsroom, written by Raya Jalabi; edited by Gareth Jones; translated by Tomás Cobos)


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