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Arab Coalition: Houthi Ballistic Missile Falls in Yemen’s Saada

Arab Coalition: Houthi Ballistic Missile Falls in Yemen’s Saada

Saturday, 7 September, 2019 - 05:15
Coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Maliki speaks during a news conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia March 26, 2018. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser

The Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen said Friday that the Iran-backed Houthi militias fired a ballistic missile that fell in Yemeni territory.

Coalition Spokesman Colonel Turki al-Maliki said the militias fired the missile from Yemen’s Amran governorate, Harf Sufyan district, adding it fell in Saada governorate.

Maliki accused the Houthis of continuously violating international humanitarian law and its customary rules by firing ballistic missiles that target populated areas and threaten the lives of hundreds of innocent civilians inside Yemen.

He stressed that the Command of the Coalition’s Joint Forces continues to take strict measures to destroy the insurgents’ ballistic capabilities to protect civilians inside Yemen as well as regional and international security.

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