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Coaliiton forces intercept, destroy Houthi-launched drone

February 13, 2021
Spokesman of Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen, Brig. Gen Turki Al-Maliki.
Spokesman of Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen, Brig. Gen Turki Al-Maliki.

Saudi Gazette report

RIYADH — The Arab Coalition on Saturday morning intercepted and destroyed an explosive-laden drone launched by the Iran-backed Houthi militia toward Saudi Arabia.

The drone attack targeted civilians and civilian facilities in the southern region of the, according to the spokesman of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen, Brig. Gen Turki Al-Maliki.

In a statement, Brig. Gen Al-Maliki said: “Joint Coalition Forces have intercepted and destroyed this morning (Saturday) a bomb-laden UAV launched systematically and deliberately by the terrorist Houthi militia to target civilians and civilian objects in Abha International Airport.

On Friday, France, Germany and the United Kingdom condemned the terrorist attack on Abha International Airport, by Iran-backed terrorist Houthi militia. The attack was launched on Thursday.

The group reaffirmed in a statement published by the British government that the continued attacks targeting civilian areas in violation of international law, illustrate the seriousness of the threat that the proliferation of drones poses to the stability of the region.

The three countries reiterated in the statement their support to all measures that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia takes to maintain its security, stability and territorial integrity.

The government of Japan too condemned the Yemen-based Houthis’ attacks on Abha International Airport. In a statement, Press Secretary Yoshida Tomoyuki pointed out that the government of Japan remains committed to continuously making efforts, in cooperation with countries concerned, to realize peace and stability in Yemen. — SPA


February 13, 2021
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