RIYADH 16 February 2021: Joint Arab Coalition Forces yesterday intercepted an explosives-laden drone launched by the Iranian-backed Houthi militia towards Saudi Arabia, reported the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).
Coalition spokesman Col. Turki Al Maliki said, “Joint Coalition Forces have intercepted and destroyed this morning (Monday) a bomb-laden UAV launched systematically and deliberately by the terrorist Houthi militia to target civilians and civilian objects.”
Al Maliki added that the attempts by the Houthis to attack the Kingdom is “deliberate and systematic” and constitute war crimes.
“The Joint Forces will continue to implement all necessary operational procedures to safeguard civilians and civilian objects in accordance with the customary International Humanitarian Law,” he concluded.
The Coalition on Sunday, intercepted and destroyed two explosive-laden drones launched by the Iran-backed Houthi militia toward Saudi Arabia.
The drone targeted civilians and civilian objects in the city of Khamis Mushait.