The Arab Coalition shot down Houthi drone launched towards Saudi Arabia

September 6, 2019

The Arab Coalition Supporting Legitimacy in Yemen on Thursday intercepted and shot down a drone fired by Iranian Houthi militias towards civilian facilities in the southwestern city of Khamis Mushait.

The coalition spokesman, Colonel Turki al-Malikisaid that “coalition forces were able to intercept and shot down a drone launched by Iranian-backed terrorist Houthi militias towards civilian objects in Khamis Mushait. “

Colonel al-Maliki said that “attempts by terrorist militias to launch drones are doomed to failure, and the coalition takes all operational procedures and the best means to deal with these aircraft to protect civilians and their properties.”

He said that he leadership of the joint coalition forcescontinue  to implement deterrent measures against these terrorist militias to neutralize and destroy it, in accordance with international humanitarian law and customary rules.”

Houthi militias have been firing rockets and drones into populated civilian areas in the south of the kingdom, but the Arab coalition has succeeded in intercepting most of them.

Some Houthi projectiles landed on civilian facilities and caused civilian casualties, as happened at the Abha International Airport Terminal in June, drawing widespread Arab and international condemnation.

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