The Saudi-led coalition announced late on September 7 that its air-defense units had intercepted and shot down an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) over the southern part of the kingdom.
Col. Turki al-Malki, a spokesman for the coalition, said that the UAV was launched from the central Yemeni province of ‘Amran by the Houthis.
“The Coalition Joint Forces Command is taking all operational procedures and implementing the best rules of engagement to deal with these aircraft in order to protect civilians and civilian objects from these hostile and terrorist acts,” the spokesman said in an official statement released by the al-Arabia TV.
The Houthis contradicted the Saudi-led coalition’s statement, claiming that several Qasef-2K suicide UAVs successfully attacked a “key military position” in the Saudi province of ‘Asir.
As usual, a spokesman for the Yemeni group said that the attack was a response to the Saudi-led coalition siege and airstrikes on Houthi-held areas.
In the last few days, the Houthis intensified their attacks on southern Saudi Arabia, using UAVs and artillery rockets to target several airports and military bases in the region.