Five armed drones launched by Iran-backed Houthi terrorists. This aimed at Saudi Arabia late on Thursday. The Kingdom celebrated its 91st national day and this disturbance aimed. This statement reported by state media Al-Ekhbariya TV and the Saudi Press Agency (SPA). The weaponized drones came in waves. However these intercepted and destroyed by coalition air defenses before they could do any harm. This quoted by the Joint Forces Command of the Coalition supporting Yemen’s legitimate government.
“The Joint Forces Command affirmed that all necessary operational measures are taken to protect the security of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its citizens and residents in order to neutralize and destroy these hostile cross-border attacks,” the SPA report said. The 4th and the 5th drone swooped in just before midnight. On the other hand, the Saudi National Day celebrations went on.
The Houthis designated as a global terrorist organization by critics following this event. Washington removed the designation last February in a policy shift by the Biden administration. This done in hopes of getting the Houthis back to the negotiation table. However there was a wrong choice for the Houthis didn’t respond positively to UN-brokered peace talks.