Saudi-Led Coalition Says Yemen’s Houthis Attempted to Target Two Saudi Universities

Middle East

As the Coalition’s war in Yemen continues, with constant drone attacks from the opposition Houthi movement, earlier this week Riyadh offered a peace initiative to end their ongoing military actions by proposing a ceasefire supervised by United Nations officials, a resumption of negotiations, and a lifting of the Saudi blockade.

A military coalition in Yemen, led by Saudi Arabia, said it prevented the attack of an explosives-laden drone that was fired by the Houthi movement that attempted to target Najran and Jazan’s universities, the state TV reported on Thursday.

According to the state TV, shortly before the last attack, opposition militants launched an armed drone towards southern city of Khamis Mushait. The military device was reportedly destroyed.

Earlier in the day, the coalition reported it destroyed another four armed drones.

On Wednesday, the Houthis released a video, showing a US-made MQ-9 Reaper drone destroyed by an anti-air missile the previous day before. The drone was said by Houthi military spokesperson Brig. Gen. Yahya Sare’e to be “American.”

On Monday the kingdom of Saudi Arabia introduced a peace initiative to end the conflict in Yemen and restart talks. The plan includes a ceasefire under UN control along with removal of the blockade at Sana international airport, partial unblocking of Yemeni port of Hodeidah with equal income distribution between the government and Southern opposing…

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