Multiple missile and drone strikes by Houthis in Saudi Arabia

Houthi rebels have launched ballistic missile and drone strikes in the Saudi capital, Riyadh.

Yahya Saria, a spokesman for the militant group, reported the news on Twitter on Thursday, Al Jazeera reported. However, Saudi authorities have demanded the downing of a number of ballistic missiles and explosive-laden drones.

Houthi spokesman Yahya Saria said the bomber struck shortly after noon in front of a Shi’ite mosque in the northern city of Riyadh.

Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia has demanded the destruction of two explosive-laden drones sent by Yemen’s Houthi rebels to attack the city of Najran.

The bomber struck shortly after noon in front of a Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthis, the news agency SPA reported. The coalition says Houthis have carried out a series of drone strikes in mainland Saudi Arabia this month.

In late 2014, Shiite Houthi rebels seized control of the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, and overthrew the Sunni government.

They then occupied most of the country, and in late March 2015, an alliance of Arab forces led by neighboring Saudi Arabia intervened in Yemen’s civil war.

There has been a humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen since the start of the Saudi-led coalition airstrikes.

Since then, Yemen has been plagued by reckless bombings by the Saudi alliance and cross-border fighting.

A temporary ceasefire was agreed to by the two sides earlier this year due to the coronavirus. But since the end of the ceasefire in May, there has been an increase in cross-border attacks by Houthi forces in Saudi Arabia.

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