Saudi forces intercept Houthi drone targeting Abha: Coalition

 

Saudi forces intercept Houthi drone targeting Abha: Coalition
Arab Coalition Spokesperson Col. Turki Al Maliki

The unmanned drone was downed with no casualties.

By SPA

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Published: Sun 16 Jun 2019, 8:33 AM

Last updated: Sun 16 Jun 2019, 3:59 PM

Saudi Arabia's air defense forces on Saturday intercepted a drone launched by the Houthi militias targeting the southern city of Abha, the Arab Coalition confirmed in a statement.
The unmanned drone was downed with no casualties or damage reported in a coalition statement released by the official Saudi Press Agency.
Arab Coalition Spokesperson Col. Turki Al Maliki said that the Houthis were "trying to target civilian facilities and civilian objects in desperate and repeated attempts."
"We affirm our legitimate right to take the appropriate deterrence measures, with such hostile acts and in conformity with international humanitarian law and its customary rules," he said.

On Wednesday, a rebel missile attack on Abha airport left 26 civilians wounded, drawing promises of "stern action" from the coalition.



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