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Houthi rebels launch 17 drone strikes on Saudi Arabia in one day

Houthi rebels launch 17 drone strikes on Saudi Arabia in one day
June 20, 2021

RIYADH (Web Desk) - Houthi rebels carried out 17 drone strikes on Saudi Arabia from Yemedn in one day.

'Arab News' daily newspaper reported that Saudi Arabia’s air defenses destroyed 17 drones launched toward the Kingdom’s southern region on Saturday.

A booby-trapped drone targeted Khamis Mushait early in the morning before seven more targeting the southern region were intercepted in Yemeni airspace during the afternoon. Khamis Mushait was again targeted by two drones in the evening.

Another drone targeted Najran late evening before six more were shot down near midnight.

It was also reported that Arab countries and organizations have denounced the Houthi attacks targeting Saudi Arabia’s Khamis Mushait and Najran using explosive-laden drones.

Bahrain’s Foreign Ministry said the militia’s continuation of the attacks threatened the security, stability, and territorial integrity of Saudi Arabia, state news agency BNA reported.

Djibouti’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia Diaa-Eddin Saed Bamakhrama said: “While the world is looking for solution initiatives in Yemen in order to achieve security and peace for its people, the militia continues to target civilians in Saudi Arabia,” Saudi Press Agency SPA reported.

The Arab Parliament, meanwhile, stressed the need for the international community to take immediate measures against the militia that threatened peace and security in the region.

Kuwait said it supported all the measures taken by Saudi Arabia to maintain its security and stability.

The UAE condemned the Houthis for “systematically targeting civilians,” while Jordan said any threat to the security of Saudi Arabia was a threat to the entire region.