Saudi-led coalition says intercepted drones launched by Yemen's Houthis

DUBAI (Reuters) - The Saudi-led military coalition engaged in Yemen said on Monday it intercepted and destroyed an explosives-laden drones launched by the Iran-aligned Houthi movement towards Saudi Arabia, Saudi state news agency reported.

In recent days the coalition said it had intercepted and destroyed several explosive-laden drones launched by the Houthis.

The coalition said one drone was intercepted in the morning and a second was fired and destroyed later on Monday’s evening, SPA reported, quoting a coalition spokesman.

The Western-backed coalition intervened in Yemen in March 2015 after the Houthis ousted the internationally recognised government from power in the capital, Sanaa, in late 2014.

Reporting by Maher Chmaytelli; Editing by Toby Chopra