Saudi air defenses intercept Houthi drone aimed at Khamis Mushait
Islam News -Coalition air defenses intercepted an explosives-laden drone launched by Yemen’s Houthi militia toward Saudi Arabia late on Saturday, the alliance command center said early Sunday.
In a statement carried by state TV Al-Ekhbariya, the coalition said the weaponized UAV was aimed at the southern Saudi city of Khamis Mushait along the border with Yemen.
It was the latest in a series of missile and drone attacks by the Iran-backed militia against Saudi Arabia since the Kingdom spearheaded a coalition to restore the UN-recognized government in 2015.
Ignoring calls to support the peace negotiations being brokered by the UN, the militia has also refused to end its offensive in the city of Marib.
Brig. Gen. Turki Al-Maliki on Saturday dismissed as “fabricated” video footage released by the Houthi movement claiming an incursion by its fighters into a Saudi Arabian border area on the frontlines.
The Arab Parliament condemned the attacks in a statement on Saturday, adding that the repeated hostilities not only threatened the Kingdom, but also posed a danger to regional security and stability.
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) strongly condemned the Houthi militia’s continued launching of drones to target populated areas in the Kingdom.
Secretary-General Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen said the OIC supports all measures taken by the coalition forces to protect civilians and civilian objects.