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Hostile attacks by Houthis a threat to regional security: Saudi-led coalition

Condemning the attacks on Saudi Arabia and UAE, Brigadier General Al Malki said that all necessary measures will be taken to deter hostile acts.



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By WAM

Published: Tue 18 Jan 2022, 7:13 AM

Last updated: Tue 18 Jan 2022, 8:33 AM

Brigadier General Turki Al Malki, the official Spokesperson of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen, has called the terror attacks on UAE's civilian facilities as war crimes and that perpetrators of this act will be held accountable.

A statement issued by the coalition Monday strongly condemned the attack by Houthi terrorist militia, vowing to undertake all necessary measures to deter such attacks against Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

Saudi Arabia also intercepted eight bomb laden drones on Monday targeting the Kingdom, the statement added.

'The hostile attacks of the terrorist, Iran-backed Houthi militia today that deliberately targeted civilians, civilian objects and economic installations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates represent war crimes; the perpetrators of which must be held accountable. Such crimes sound the alarm of the threat and danger this terrorist militia represents to regional and international security.

The egregious, hostile attack against the brotherly United Arab Emirates through targeting two economic facilities and Abu Dhabi International Airport using three bomb-laden drones, which the terrorist Houthi militia has claimed responsibility for as a proxy of Iran in the region, is a cowardly, terrorist attack, and a flagrant violation of the International Humanitarian Law that contradicts all humanitarian values by deliberately targeting innocent civilians.

The Joint Forces Command of the Coalition has intercepted a total of eight bomb-laden drones that were launched towards the Kingdom to deliberately and systematically target civilians and civilian objects.

This hostile behavior and escalation by the terrorist, Iran-backed Houthi militia reaffirms the threat and undermining of this terrorist militia to regional and international security. These attacks are an extension to threats against the freedom of navigation and international trade in the South Red Sea and Bab Al Mandab Strait, and an evolution in their acts of piracy and threats to regional airspace.

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The Joint Forces Command of the Coalition will undertake all necessary measures to deter these hostile acts of the Houthi militia against civilians, civilian objects and economic installations in the Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates in response to the threat and fulfillment of the principle of military necessity to protect civilians and civilian objects under the roles and functions of the Joint Forces Command of the Coalition and its contributions to maintaining regional and international security of Yemen and the region, in a manner that achieves collective security for the interests of the international community.'


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