DUBAI: Saudi Arabia intercepted and destroyed an unspecified ‘hostile air target’ aimed at Jeddah, the Kingdom’s Defense Ministry said on Saturday.
“Saudi Defense intercepts and destroys hostile air target aimed at Jeddah,” the defense ministry said in a tweet.
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The ministry did not provide additional further information nor did it say who could have been behind the attack.
The Iran-backed Houthi militia in Yemen however have increasingly launched ballistic missiles and drones rigged with explosives against Saudi Arabia, targeting crucial oil infrastructure and civilian facilities.
Most of these aerial attacks have been thwarted by the Saudi-led Arab coalition, which is helping to restore the legitimacy of the internationally recognized government in Yemen.
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