Explosives-laden drone launched by Houthis intercepted in Saudi city of Najran

Houthi “terrorists” in Yemen launched a bomb-laden drone early Sunday toward the southern Saudi city of Najran, but the Saudi Forces shot it down; the Arab coalition command said.

Colonel Turki Al-Maliki; spokesman of the coalition; said the drone targeted civilian points in the city.

“The terrorist Houthi militia launched it in a systematic and deliberate manner to target civilian objects and civilians in the city of Najran;” Al-Maliki said in a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

Sunday’s drone attack followed another one on Saturday that the Saudi Air Defense Forces intercepted.

The Iran-backed Houthi militia bear the hallmarks of continuing to supply weapons to Houthi militias in Yemen through a base in Somalia.

The arms traffic has continued despite the naval blockade imposed on Yemen; by the Arab Coalition supporting Yemen’s legitimate government as well as by the US Navy.

A gang of arms smugglers captured last month has revealed that the Houthis exploit poverty; in Yemen to recruit fishermen as weapons smugglers; and send fighters to Iran for military training under cover of “humanitarian” flights from Yemen to Oman; the gang said.