The Saudi-led coalition in Yemon on Thursday said it has intercepted and destroyed a drone launched by Yemen’s Iranian-backed Houthi rebels towards the kingdom.
The Saudi Arabia’s Air Defense intercepted the drone, the coalition said in a statement, vowing to take immediate measures against any sort of threat against the civilians.
The statement also said that hours before interception the coalition received a distress call from an oil tanker facing armed harassment off Yemen’s Red Sea coast.
The coalition furthered that Houthi rebels have intensified attacking across Yemen and also seized a United Arab Emirates-flagged cargo ship carrying medical supplies near Hodeidah, Yemen’s main Red Sea port.
However, the Houthi group said the ship was full of military equipment and refused to hand it back to the UAE.
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