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Maliki: Houthi-launched missile fell in Saadah

April 05, 2020

RIYADH — Col Turki Al-Maliki, official spokesman of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen, confirmed on Sunday that a ballistic missile launched by Iran-backed Houthi militia from Sanaa fell in Yemeni territory.

Al-Maliki’s statements came after the Yemeni Ministry of Petroleum and Minerals announced the terrorist Iran-backed Houthi militia had targeted Safer Oil Pipeline’s pumping station in (Sirwah) West of (Ma’rib) governorate.

The Yemeni ministry slammed the Houthi actions, claiming that in targeting Yemen’s national capacities, critical infrastructures and Yemeni assets and gains this terrorist act of aggression is a continuation of the terrorist Houthi militia’s violations and ongoing acts of vandalism against the people of Yemen.

Al-Maliki issued the following statement, “In continuation of its terrorist, hostile acts, the terrorist Iran-backed Houthi militia launched a ballistic missile at (0633) Saturday, April 4, from (Sanaa) using civilian objects as a launching site.

“The ballistic missile fell, after traveling (200 kms) from launch, in Yemeni territory in (Al Safra) directorate, (Saadah) governorate in an agricultural area of civilian and civilian object capacity, that is in close proximity to (‘Akwan) village.

“The continuation of the terrorist Houthi militia’s violations of the International Humanitarian Law through launching ballistic missiles that fall indiscriminately on civilians and populated areas is deliberate, and threatens the lives of hundreds of civilians.

“The Joint Forces Command of the Coalition will continue to implement decisive measures to neutralize and destroy these ballistic capabilities in protection of civilians in Yemen, as well as regional and international security.” — SG/SPA


April 05, 2020
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