The Arab Coalition destroyed a drone launched by the Iran-backed Houthis towards Saudi Arabia’s Khamis Mushait, coalition spokesperson Brigadier General Turki al-Maliki said on Friday.
The militia continues its hostile attempts to target civilians in the Kingdom, which should be considered as a war crime, al-Maliki said.
The coalition is taking operational measures to protect civilians in accordance with international humanitarian law, according to al-Maliki.
The Iran-backed group has launched dozens of aerial attacks on Saudi Arabia in recent months, targeting civilian areas and energy facilities in the Kingdom with explosive-laden drones and ballistic missiles.
Less than 24 hours ago, the Arab Coalition said it destroyed an explosive drone launched by the Iran-backed Houthi militia towards Saudi Arabia’s Jazan.
The attack targeting Jazan was the second on Thursday after coalition intercepted and destroyed an explosive-laden drone in Yemeni airspace launched by the Houthis toward the Kingdom.