Yemeni Air Defenses Intercept Saudi Warplanes

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  • 10:16 AM, March 27, 2020
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Yemeni Air Defenses Intercept Saudi Warplanes
Fater-1 air defense system (image: Jane's)

Yemeni air defense systems reportedly intercepted fighter jets belonging to Saudi-led coalition forces on Thursday evening.

“Our Air Defenses managed to confront a combat formation consisting of a number of enemy warplanes over Surwah district of Marib governorate, with Fater-1 surface-to-air missile defense system, forcing them to leave without carrying out any attack,” claimed Armed Forces spokesman, Brigadier Yahya Sare’e, according to Houthi-aligned Al-Masirah.

Meanwhile, the coalition forces reportedly destroyed several drones belonging to the Yemeni Houthis, claiming that the drones were launched to strike “civilian targets” in Saudi Arabia.

On March 25, Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres called on those fighting in Yemen to immediately cease hostilities, and focus on reaching a negotiated political settlement and do everything possible to counter a potential outbreak of COVID‑19.

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