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WorldSaudi Arabia intercepts Houthi drone in border province

00:10  23 may  2019
00:10  23 may  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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CAIRO (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia 's air defense forces in the southern border province of Najran intercepted a drone fired by Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthis , the kingdom's Washington embassy said in a statement on Wednesday. The Houthis ' Al Masirah TV said earlier that the group had launched a

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Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi drone in border province © REUTERS/Katie Paul FILE: Mountains leading to the Yemeni border are seen beyond the downtown area in Najran city, which was hit by Houthi rocket fire, in southern Saudi Arabia August 27, 2016. Picture taken August 27, 2016. CAIRO, May 22 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's air defense forces in the southern border province of Najran intercepted a drone fired by Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthis, the kingdom's Washington embassy said in a statement on Wednesday.

The Houthis' Al Masirah TV said earlier that the group had launched a drone attack on Najran airport, targeting hangars containing two planes. There have been no reports of damage or casualties.

(Reporting by Nayera Abdallah; writing by Stephen Kalin; editing by Jonathan Oatis)

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