Arab Coalition destroys 3 Houthi ballistic missiles, 6 drones targeting Saudi Arabia

A still image taken from a video distributed by Yemen's pro-Houthi Al Masirah television station on November 5, 2017, shows what it says was the launch by Houthi forces of a ballistic missile aimed at Riyadh's King Khaled Airport. (Reuters)

The Arab Coalition on Wednesday said it destroyed six bomb-laden drones launched by the Iran-backed Houthi militia toward Saudi Arabia as well as three ballistic missiles targeting the southern cities of Jazan, Najran and Khamis Mushait.

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Wednesday’s attack is the latest in a series of attempted attacks by the Houthis targeting the Kingdom in recent weeks.

The Coalition said it is taking the necessary measures to protect civilians and civilian objects.

"The terrorist Houthi militia, and those who stand behind it, are continuing their crimes through attempts to target civilians and civilian objects. Such terrorist attempts are blatant contraventions to the customary International Humanitarian Law and flagrant contradictions of humanitarian values," the coalition said in a statement.

"These hostile attempts reflect the militia’s terrorist conduct through adopting terrorist operations carried out by launching bomb-laden UAVs that target civilians, as well as the state of desperation the militia is facing due to heavy losses sustained on equipment and terrorist elements, specifically in Marib and Al Jawf Governorates," the coalition added.

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Last Update: Thursday, 05 November 2020 KSA 10:30 - GMT 07:30
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