In Video: Saudi-led Coalition Warplanes Intercept Suicide Drones Launched By Houthis

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In Video: Saudi-led Coalition Warplanes Intercept Suicide Drones Launched By Houthis

Illustrative image, source: the Houthis media wing

On March 26, the Saudi-led coalition released videos documenting the interception of suicide drones launched by the Houthis (Ansar Allah) from Yemen.

The videos show the interception of five aerial objects, supposedly drones, by Saudi-led coalition warplanes. Air-to-air missiles were used to shot down the objects from a short range.

Earlier, the Houthis announced that they had carried out a large-scale attack, codenamed “Operation National Day of Resilience,” on Saudi Arabia.

The Yemeni group launched 18 Samad-3 and Qasef-2K suicide drones as well as eight missiles of the Zulfiqar, Badir and Saeer types at targets in southern, eastern and western Saudi Arabia. The coalition claimed that a total of eight drones and a missile were intercepted.

The Saudi Ministry of Energy acknowledged that a petroleum products distribution terminal in Jizan was struck. New satellite images show damage at the facility.

Operation National Day of Resilience was the most recent in a series of large attacks by the Houthis on Saudi Arabia. Three other similar operations targeted the Kingdom this year.

The Saudi-led coalition likely shared the interception videos in order to play down the scale and success of Operation National Day of Resilience.

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