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Arab Coalition Downs Houthi Drone Fired at Khamis Mushait

Arab Coalition Downs Houthi Drone Fired at Khamis Mushait

Monday, 15 June, 2020 - 16:45
Arab coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Malki. (Reuters)

The Saudi-led Arab coalition announced on Monday that it had intercepted and downed a booby-trapped drone, launched by the Iran-backed Houthi militias in Yemen towards Saudi territories.

Coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Malki said the aircraft was flown towards civilian areas in Khamis Mushait city.

He slammed the “terrorist operation”, saying it was another example of the Houthis’ deliberate targeting of civilians. The latest such incident took place on Saturday with the militias attempting to attack Saudi Arabia’s Najran city.

The Houthis’ ongoing hostile and terrorist acts are a “flagrant violation of international humanitarian law,” he added.

The coalition will take all firm measures to “neutralize and destroy the Houthi capabilities in order to protect innocent civilians from such reckless acts,” Malki vowed.

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