Arab Coalition intercepts drone targeting Saudi Arabia

Saudi, Houthi, Iran, drone

The drone was launched by the Iranian-backed Houthi militia from Sanaa.



By SPA

Published: Mon 12 Aug 2019, 8:14 AM

Last updated: Mon 12 Aug 2019, 1:53 PM

The Arab Coalition forces intercepted and shot down a drone, launched by the Iranian-backed Houthi terrorist militia from Sanaa, towards Saudi Arabia on Sunday evening, the Coalition spokesman Colonel Turki Al Maliki said.
Colonel Al Malki was quoted by Saudi Press Agency, SPA, as saying that all attempts by the Houthi militia to launch drones are doomed to fail and the coalition takes all operational procedures and best practices of rules of engagement to deal with these aircraft to protect civilians.
"The repeated attempts reflect the despair of the terrorist militia and stresses crime of agents of Iran in the region and those behind it," Al Maliki said.
"The Houthi militia continues to violate international humanitarian law by firing ballistic missiles and indiscriminately targeting civilians," he added.


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