July 24
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Reducing US military assets in Saudi Arabia will not affect its defenses, the Riyadh-led coalition said after intercepting the largest number of Yemeni drones in one day, AFP reported.

Washington has earlier said it is cutting the number of troops and air defense units deployed in the Middle East, including Patriot batteries and the THAAD missile defense system from Saudi Arabia.

In April, Greece said it would borrow a Patriot battery from Saudi Arabia to protect its critical energy infrastructure.

Saudi air defense intercepted a total of 17 Yemeni Houthis drones on Saturday, Maliki noted.

According to a local official, Saudi Arabia cannot cover the entire country with Patriot systems.

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