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Saudi-Led coalition destroys drones launched by Yemen's Houthis towards Kingdom

Saudi-Led coalition intercepted and destroyed drones launched by Iran-aligned Yemen's Houthis towards "civilian targets" in Saudi cities of Abha and Khamis Mushait, state news agency spa said early on March 27, citing the coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Malki.

Yemeni army says sites near Saudi border wrested from rebels

Yemen's army said it wrested control of several northern towns from the Iran-backed Houthi rebels on March 9, a step toward reversing the rebels' rapid gains in the strategic area.

Yemeni forces, supported by Saudi airpower, announced on Twitter that they retook cities in the vast Khub Walsha'af district, which borders Saudi Arabia.

UN decries attacks on civilians in Yemen

The UN has condemned recent airstrikes that killed dozens of civilians in the northern Yemeni province of Al-Jawf.

Houthi rebels said 31 people were killed and 12 others injured in Saudi-led coalition airstrikes in Al-Jawf.

The group said the attacks targeted civilians checking the wreckage of a Tornado fighter jet downed by Houthis a day earlier in the province.

Yemen rebels say dozens killed in Saudi-led airstrikes

Yemen's Houthi rebels said on Feb. 15 that dozens were killed in Saudi-led coalition airstrikes in northern Yemen.

The attacks targeted a group of people checking the wreckage of a Tornado fighter jet downed by Houthis in Al-Jawf province on Feb. 14, the Houthi-run Al-Masirah television said.

The television, however, did not give an exact toll of the fatalities.

Trump’s Middle East plan enshrines the status quo

The United States doesn't need the Middle East the way it used to. As American energy production surges, the US has begun to disengage from the region (see Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Libya). And without the need to keep the broader Middle East peace for the sake of its energy interests, the US now has the luxury of choosing which battles it wants to wage.

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