Saudi coalition ‘destroys 6 Houthi drones’ after US embassy warns Americans of potential attack on Riyadh

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A day earlier, the Houthi militia said it had launched a bomb-laden drone attack toward Abha airport in southwestern Saudi Arabia. On the same day, the Arab coalition said it had intercepted and destroyed a drone fired by the Houthis from Yemen toward Saudi Arabia.

Civil war erupted in Yemen in late 2014, when the Iran-backed Houthi militia forced the government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi out of the capital Sanaa. The Saudi-led coalition intervened in the conflict in 2015 to support the Hadi government.

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