Eight Explosives-Laden Drones Intercepted

Jun 24, 2020

On 23 June 2020, the Saudi military stated that it intercepted at least eight explosives-laden drones and four ballistic missiles launched by Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen. Saudi officials stated that the missiles targeted the cities of Riyadh, Jazan and Najran and were intercepted before reaching their targets. The Houthi rebels stated that the Saudi Ministry of Defense headquarters, the Saudi Ministry of Intelligence headquarters and Riyadh Air Base (OERY) were the intended targets in Riyadh. There were no reports of casualties or damage on the ground.

Analyst Comment: The latest disrupted attack underscores the persistent threat that Houthi rebel pose to Saudi Arabia, particularly to the capital Riyadh. Organizations with assets and personnel in the country should monitor the situation closely.

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