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US calls on Yemen's Houthis to halt attacks on Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia said it intercepted four armed drones launched toward the kingdom by the Yemeni rebels.
A member of security forces loyal to Yemen's Huthi rebels stands guard as supporters attend a rally denouncing the United States and the outgoing Trump administration's decision to apply the "terrorist" designation to the Iran-backed movement, in the Huthi-held capital Sanaa on January 25, 2021. (Photo by Mohammed HUWAIS / AFP) (Photo by MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP via Getty Images)

The United States is “deeply troubled” by recent attacks carried out Yemen's Houthi rebels, the State Department said Sunday, days after the administration announced it was removing the Iran-aligned group's formal terrorist designation

The Saudi military intercepted and destroyed four armed drones heading in the direction of southern Saudi Arabia, a spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen told state media outlets on Sunday, accusing the Houthis of using the UAVs to deliberately target civilians. 

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