Coalition Forces intercept Houthi drone in Saudi Arabia

Riyadh - Drone launched over Khamis Mushait city, south of Saudi Arabia.



By WAM

Published: Wed 17 Feb 2021, 1:35 PM

Last updated: Wed 17 Feb 2021, 1:38 PM

The joint Arab Coalition Forces Wednesday morning intercepted and destroyed an explosive-laden drone launched by the Iran-backed Houthi militia towards Saudi Arabia, reported the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

In a statement, coalition spokesman Col. Turki Al Maliki said, "Joint Coalition Forces have intercepted and destroyed this morning (Wednesday) a 'booby-trapped' drone launched systematically and deliberately by the terrorist Houthi militia to target civilians and civilian objects in Khamis Mushait city, south of Saudi Arabia."

Al Maliki added that the attempts by the Houthis to attack the Kingdom is "deliberate and systematic and constitute war crimes."

"The Joint Forces will continue to implement all necessary operational procedures to safeguard civilians and civilian objects in accordance with the customary International Humanitarian Law," he concluded.

Arab coalition spokesman Col. Turki Al Maliki. Photo: WAM
Arab coalition spokesman Col. Turki Al Maliki. Photo: WAM

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