Arab coalition destroys 4 Houthi drones targeting Saudi Arabia

Arab coalition spokesperson Col. Turki Al-Maliki gives a press conference in Riyadh on July 2, 2020, alongside showcased alleged Iranian weapons seized from Yemen's Houthis. (AFP)
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Updated 03 July 2020

Arab coalition destroys 4 Houthi drones targeting Saudi Arabia

  • The drones were destroyed in Yemeni airspace, Al-Maliki said
  • The Arab coalition launched a military operation against the Houthi targets on Wednesday

RIYADH: The Arab coalition intercepted and destroyed four explosive-laden drones launched by the Houthis in the direction of the Kingdom on Friday.
The drones were destroyed in Yemeni airspace, Saudi Press Agency quoted Arab coalition spokesperson Col. Turki Al-Maliki as saying.
He added that the coalition has efficient capabilities and is able to address such threats and foil them immediately after they are launched from Houthi controlled areas.
The coalition takes all necessary measures to protect civilians and civilian facilities in accordance with international law, Al-Maliki continued.
The Arab coalition launched a military operation against the Houthi targets on Wednesday after continuous targeting of the Kingdom by the Houthi militia with drones and ballistic missiles.


Saudi Arabia announces 36 more deaths from COVID-19

Updated 05 August 2020

Saudi Arabia announces 36 more deaths from COVID-19

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 245,314
  • A total of 3,020 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

LONDON: Saudi Arabia announced 36 more deaths from COVID-19 and 1,389 new cases of the disease on Wednesday.
Of the new cases, 109 were recorded in the capital Riyadh, 106 in Makkah, 53 in Jazan and 49 in Jeddah.
The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 245,314 after 1,626 more patients recovered from the virus.
A total of 3,020 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.