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Egypt Condemns Attempted Houthi Attack on Saudi Arabia

Egypt Condemns Attempted Houthi Attack on Saudi Arabia

Thursday, 15 April, 2021 - 11:00
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri. Asharq Al-Awsat file photo

Egypt condemned on Thursday the latest attempt of Yemen’s Houthi militias to target Saudi Arabia with drones and ballistic missiles.


In a statement, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry rejected the Houthis’ hostilities in violation of the international and humanitarian laws.


Such terrorist attacks represent a direct threat to regional security and stability despite the Kingdom’s efforts to reach a comprehensive political solution to the Yemeni crisis.


The Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen said early Thursday that some debris from intercepting the four drones and five ballistic missiles fired overnight and in the early morning had landed within the grounds of Saudi Arabia's Jazan University and started a limited fire that was brought under control.


The Coalition said the attack is a continuation of the Houthis’ systematic and intentional hostile attempts to target civilians.


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