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Arab Coalition: Houthi Targeting of Abha Airport Is a War Crime

Arab Coalition: Houthi Targeting of Abha Airport Is a War Crime

Wednesday, 10 February, 2021 - 10:30
Arab coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Malki. (Reuters)

The Saudi-led Arab coalition announced on Wednesday that the terrorist Iran-backed Houthi militias in Yemen had launched an attack against the Kingdom’s Abha International Airport.


The coalition revealed that a passenger plane was damaged in the attack. A fire at the aircraft has since been contained.


The alliance slammed the cowardly attack, deeming it a war crime.


It condemned the Houthis for endangering the lives of passengers, vowing to take the necessary measures to protect civilians and hold the terrorist Houthis accountable in line with international law.


Earlier on Wednesday, the coalition announced that it had intercepted and destroyed two armed drones launched by the Houthis towards the Kingdom.


Coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Malki accused the militias of deliberately firing the aircraft at civilian locations in southern Saudi Arabia.


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