The Saudi-led Arab coalition intercepted and destroyed on Saturday a ballistic missile fired by the Iran-backed Houthi militias in Yemen towards Riyadh.
It also destroyed armed drones launched towards Jazan, Khamis Mushait and the Southern Region.
The coalition stressed that it is taking the necessary measures to neutralize and destroy the terrorist Houthis’ capabilities in order to protect civilians in line with international humanitarian law.
Gulf Cooperation Council Secretary-General Dr. Nayef al-Hajraf condemned the Houthis for targeting civilians, saying that the persistence of such terrorist attacks reflects the militias’ flagrant defiance of the international community.
He urged the international community to take an immediate and firm stance to stop their repeated terrorist attacks that target vital installations and Saudi security and stability.
He reiterated the GCC’s solidarity with the Kingdom and all the measures it takes to defend its territories and safeguard its security.