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Saudi-led coalition says it intercepts two drones launched by Houthis

The Qasef-1 drone found in Yemen in February 2017. Photo Courtesy: Conflict Armament Research
The Saudi-led coalition intercepted two drones launched by the Iranian-aligned Houthi movement towards the city of Khamis Mushait in Saudi Arabia, Saudi press agency SPA said on Wednesday.

Five people were injured by debris, SPA added.

The Iran-aligned Houthi militants, who control Yemen’s capital Sanaa and most of the west of the country, regularly fire missiles on southern Saudi Arabia and occasionally aim for higher-value targets, such as the capital Riyadh or facilities of state oil company Aramco.

Saudi Arabia is leading a Western-backed alliance of Sunni Muslim Arab states trying to restore the internationally recognized government of Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, ousted from the capital Sanaa by the Houthis in 2015.