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28 Aug 2020 | 06:39 PM UTC

Saudi Arabia: Saudi-led coalition intercepts Houthi drone targeting Najran on August 28

Saudi Arabia News Alert

Saudi-led coalition intercepts Houthi drone targeting Najran on August 28; avoid affected areas

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/28/2020, 12:00 AM until 8/30/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Dubai). COUNTRY/REGION Saudi Arabia

Event

The Saudi-led coalition has reportedly intercepted and destroyed an explosive-laden drone launched towards the southern city of Najran on Friday, August 28. It remains unclear whether the drone was intercepted in Saudi or Yemeni airspace.

Further cross-border attacks are possible over the near term.

Context

Houthi rebels have claimed several missile attacks targeting Saudi facilities and infrastructure since late May 2019. Yemen is engaged in a complex and deadly conflict, ongoing since Houthi rebels entered a civil war with the Yemeni government, supported by a Saudi-led coalition, in 2015.

Advice

Individuals in Saudi Arabia are advised to monitor developments to the situation and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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