The Saudi-led coalition reported downing a Huthi “hostile air target going toward Riyadh”. A Huthi military spokesperson denied any involvement in the incident. The U.S. State Department denounced the attack, noting that “it appears to have been an attempt to target civilians”. It further maintained: “As we work to de-escalate tensions in the region through principled diplomacy, including by bringing an end to the war in Yemen, we will also help our partner Saudi Arabia defend against attacks on its territory and hold those who attempt to undermine stability to account”.
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