Saudi-led coalition downs armed drone, two ballistic missiles launched towards kingdom - state TV

DUBAI (Reuters) - The Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthi movement in Yemen said on Thursday it intercepted and downed an armed drone and two ballistic missiles launched towards a southern part of Saudi Arabia, in a statement carried by Saudi state news outlets. Cross-border attacks by Iran-aligned Houthi forces have escalated since late May when a truce prompted by the coronavirus pandemic expired. In late June, missiles reached the Saudi capital Riyadh.

Reuters August 14, 2020 01:11:05 IST
Saudi-led coalition downs armed drone, two ballistic missiles launched towards kingdom - state TV

Saudiled coalition downs armed drone two ballistic missiles launched towards kingdom  state TV

DUBAI (Reuters) - The Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthi movement in Yemen said on Thursday it intercepted and downed an armed drone and two ballistic missiles launched towards a southern part of Saudi Arabia, in a statement carried by Saudi state news outlets.

Cross-border attacks by Iran-aligned Houthi forces have escalated since late May when a truce prompted by the coronavirus pandemic expired. In late June, missiles reached the Saudi capital Riyadh. The coalition has retaliated with air strikes.

(Writing by Lisa Barrington; Editing by Chris Reese)

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