Arab coalition intercepts, destroys Houthi drones targeting Saudi Arabia

Fri, 2021-01-15 11:53

DUBAI: The Arab coalition intercepted and destroyed three drones launched by the Houthi militia towards Saudi Arabia, state news agency SPA reported.
The drones were detected and launched by the Iran-backed Houthi militia from Yemen’s Hodeidah province, Arab coalition spokesman Col. Turki Al-Malki said on Friday.
He added that the Houthis continue to violate the Stockholm Agreement and the ceasefire in Hodeidah.
They also continue to use Hodeidah province as a place for launching terrorist operations by firing ballistic missiles and drones, he said.
He further said that the militants also take the province as a place for launching remotely piloted boat attacks, which constitute a regional and international security threat.
The US State Department on Sunday announced Washington’s plans to designate the Houthi militia a terrorist organization and to include three of its leaders – Abdul Malik Al-Houthi, Abd Al-Khaliq Badr Al-Din Al-Houthi, and Abdullah Yahya Al-Hakim – on the global terrorists list.
Al-Maliki indicated that the Arab coalition is implementing appropriate measures to deal with these extremist acts in accordance with international humanitarian law and its customary rules.
He added that the coalition will continue to support the political efforts of the Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General to Yemen Martin Griffiths to end the coup and reach a comprehensive political solution.

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