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Arab Coalition Downs Houthi Drones Fired at Saudi Arabia’s Najran

Arab Coalition Downs Houthi Drones Fired at Saudi Arabia’s Najran

Wednesday, 27 May, 2020 - 17:00
Arab coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Malki. (SPA)
Asharq Al-Awsat

The Saudi-led Arab coalition intercepted and downed on Wednesday drones fired by the Iran-backed Houthi militias in Yemen towards Saudi Arabia.

Coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Malki said the drones were fired at civilian targets in Najran city.

He slammed the Houthis for their ongoing violation of international humanitarian law by launching such drones at civilian installations and residential areas.

Wednesday’s incident demonstrates the militias’ rejection of the coalition’s ceasefire initiative and de-escalation efforts that were declared on April 9, he added, according to the Saudi Press Agency.

The Houthis had never even responded to the ceasefire, committing more than 4,455 violations throughout this time, using all forms of light and heavy weapons and ballistic missiles, Malki remarked.

The coalition will continue to take deterrent measures against the Houthis to neutralize and destroy their capabilities in line with international humanitarian law, he vowed.

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