00:51 GMT04 August 2021
Listen Live
    Middle East
    Get short URL
    by
    2322
    Subscribe

    Over the past several months, Saudi Arabia has been a regular target of, mostly unsuccessful, drone attacks by Houthi rebels, who launch drones and explosive-laden boats towards the kingdom in response to strikes by the Saudi-led coalition against the militants.

    Saudi air defences have shot down an explosive-laden drone launched by Houthi rebels towards the kingdom’s city of Khamis Mushait, Saudi state TV reported.

    The botched attack comes just two days after a representative for the Houthi movement reported that the group had destroyed a US-made drone in the Sirvah region of Yemen's northern province of Marib.

    Drone attacks against Saudi Arabia have been a regular occurrence over the past months. Most of the attacks have been successfully foiled by coalition forces.

    The cross-border hostilities come against the backdrop of a civil war that broke out in 2014 in Yemen and continues to rage in the country to this day.

    A coalition of several Arab states, led by Riyadh, joined the conflict in 2015 at the request of the country's President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi, who fled to Riyadh in March 2015.

    Tags:
    Saudi Arabia, Houthi, Yemen, Drone
    Community standardsDiscussion