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Arab Coalition Downs Booby-Trapped Houthi Drone Fired from Hodeidah

Arab Coalition Downs Booby-Trapped Houthi Drone Fired from Hodeidah

Friday, 7 August, 2020 - 05:00
Arab coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Malki. (SPA)

The Saudi-led Arab coalition intercepted and downed a booby-trapped drone fired by the Iran-backed Houthi militias towards Saudi Arabia.

Coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Malki said the aircraft was fired from the Yemeni coastal province of Hodeidah.

He accused the Houthis of continuing to violate the Stockholm Agreement and the Hodeidah ceasefire.

The militias continue to use the province as a platform for carrying out hostile attacks and terrorist operations, such as launching ballistic missiles, drones and booby-trapped vessels, he added.

He slammed such practices as real threats to regional and international security and as undermining political efforts aimed at implementing the Stockholm Agreement.

Malki stressed that the joint coalition command will continue to take the appropriate measures to confront such hostile and terrorist acts in line with international humanitarian law.

It will also continue to support the political efforts exerted by the United Nations envoy to end the Houthi coup and reach a comprehensive political solution in Yemen.

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation condemned the attack and the Houthis for their ongoing terrorist acts, expressing its support for the Arab coalition and its efforts to deter the militias and restore stability in Yemen.

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