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Falling debris from Houthi drone damages houses in Saudi Arabia
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Saudi authorities reported early Saturday, falling debris from a Houthi drone intercepted by Saudi air defenses damaged houses and shops in the southern region of Jazan.

According to the Arab News, Col. Mohammed Al-Ghamdi, spokesperson for the Civil Defense Directorate in Jazan said, the drone fragments of the bomb-laden unmanned aircraft scattered over a residential neighborhood in Uhud Al-Masarah governorate, but fortunately did not result in death or injury.

The Arab News mentioned, the Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen often launch bomb-laden drones towards the Kingdom.

It added, the militia seized Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, in 2014 and are currently engaged in conflicts in a number of fronts across the country against the government, including in the resource-rich Marib province, where clashes have intensified in recent weeks.

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A Saudi-led Arab coalition has been fighting the militia across Yemen to restore the internationally recognized government to power.

Saudi Arabia has called the Houthis targeting of civilian areas a war crime.

On Tuesday, the coalition destroyed a Houthi drone targeting the southern Saudi city of Khamis Mushayt.

Source: arabnews