Two Houthi drones shot down, cause minor damage

By DG Staff

Illustrative image of a drone in desert

RIYADH 16 July 2019: Coalition forces intercepted and shot down last evening two unmanned drones, launched by Iranian-backed Houthi terrorist militia from Sana’a, towards civilians and civilian targets, in Khamis Mushait city in Saudi Arabia.

The interception and shooting down of the hostile aircraft caused the fall of shrapnel and debris in a residential neighborhood, resulting in minor damages of a residential building and some vehicles, without the loss of lives, Colonel Turki Al Malki, official spokesman of Coalition Forces Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen, was quoted by Saudi Press Agency and Wam, as saying.

He pointed out that the attempts of the Iran-backed Houthi terrorist militia to deliberately target civilians reflect the bankruptcy of the terrorist militia and its immoral approach with such terrorist acts and that these frequent terrorist and hostile attacks are systematic to target civilians, in a clear and explicit violation of international humanitarian law.

The Joint Command of the Coalition Forces will continue to carry out deterrent measures against these terrorist militias to neutralize the Houthi capabilities, in strict accordance with international humanitarian law and its customary rules, he concluded.

Dubai Gazette