The Saudi-led coalition announced on August 30 that its forces had intercepted another suicided drone launched by the Houthis from Yemen.
“Joint Coalition Forces have intercepted and destroyed this afternoon (Sunday) a bomb-laden UAV launched systematically and deliberately by the terrorist Houthi militia to target civilians and civilian objects in the Southern Region,” Col. Turki al-Malki, a spokesman for the coalition said in an official statement.
Two days ago, the Saudi-led coalition shot down a Houthi drone over Yemen. Prior to that, a “ballistic missile” launched by the Houthis at the southern Saudi city of Najran was intercepted by the coalition.
The Houthis have not commented on any of these incidents, thus far. The group is apparently intensifying its drone and missile attacks on Saudi Arabia.
The Yemeni group operates a variety of suicide drones, ballistic missiles, artillery rockets and cruise missiles. While the group claims that these weapons were domestically developed, evidence shows that many of them were in fact supplied by Iran.
The Saudi-led coalition gained a vast experience in dealing with Houthis’ drones and missiles during the last years. However, the growing offensive capabilities of the Houthis are still a serious threat to Saudi Arabia and its allies.