Arab coalition intercepts Houthi drone targeting Saudi Arabia

Tue, 2021-03-02 18:45

RIYADH: The Arab coalition said it intercepted and destroyed a drone launched by Yemen’s Houthi militia toward southern Saudi Arabia, Saudi Press Agency reported on Tuesday.
Spokesman Col. Turki Al-Maliki said: “Joint coalition forces managed to intercept and destroy a booby-trapped drone launched by the Iran-backed Houthi militia in a systematic and deliberate manner to target civilians and civilian objects in the southern region.”
Col. Al-Maliki said Houthi attempts to attack civilians constitutes war crimes, adding that the coalition’s joint forces command has taken and implemented the necessary operational measures to protect civilians and civilian installations, in accordance with international humanitarian law.

Arab Coalition Spokesman Col. Turki Al-Maliki speaks at a press conference in Riyadh. (File/Reuters)

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