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Arab Coalition Downs Houthi Drones, Missiles Fired at Saudi Arabia

Arab Coalition Downs Houthi Drones, Missiles Fired at Saudi Arabia

Monday, 22 June, 2020 - 19:00
Arab coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Malki. (SPA)
Asharq Al-Awsat

The Saudi-led Arab coalition intercepted and downed on Monday booby-trapped drones and ballistic missiles launched by the Iran-backed Houthi militias in Yemen against the Kingdom.


Coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Malki said eight drones were flown towards civilian targets.


Early on Tuesday, the militias fired three ballistic missiles from Yemen’s Saada towards Saudi Arabia’s Najran and Jizan cities, he added.


He accused the Houthis of deliberately targeting civilians and residential areas in these terrorist attempts, describing them a flagrant violations of international humanitarian law.


The Houthis’ use of explosives-laden drones underscores their extremist view towards innocent civilians, Malki said, stressing that the coalition joint operations command is taking all necessary measures to protect innocent lives.


It will take firm and appropriate measures to bring a halt to such terrorist acts in line with international humanitarian law, he vowed.


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