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Coalition intercepts, destroys Houthi missiles, six drones
Published in The Saudi Gazette on 12 - 04 - 2021

The Arab Coalition on Sunday evening intercepted and destroyed two ballistic missiles and six explosive-laden drones fired by the Iranian-backed Houthi militia toward civilian targets in southern region, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
In a statement, the Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen said that the Houthi militia is continuing to target civilians and civilian facilities.
The coalition forces are taking the necessary measures to protect civilians and civilian facilities in accordance with the customary international humanitarian law, the statement added.
Arab Parliament
slams Houthi attacks
In Cairo, the Arab Parliament condemned the terrorist Houthi militia's launching of two ballistic missiles and bomb-laden UAVs towards Saudi Arabia that the Coalition foeces managed to intercept and destroy.
The Arab Parliament affirmed that continued systematic attempts to target civilians and civilian objects by the Houthi militia and its continuous escalation reflect its blatant challenge to the international law and its rejection of all political efforts aimed to end the Yemeni crisis.
It noted that these repeated Iran-backed attacks reflect the Iranian guardianship and its use of the Houthi militia as a tool to achieve its subversive plans to spread chaos in the region and undermine regional and international security and stability.
The statement reaffirmed the Arab Parliament's full support for Saudi Arabia in all measures it takes to preserve its security and stability. It also commended the vigilance of the Coalition forces that have managed to successfully confront and thwart these terrorist acts.
UAE condemns
Houthi actions
In Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) strongly condemned and denounced the Iran-backed terrorist Houthi militia's deliberate and systematic attempts to target civilians and civil objects in Saudi Arabia with two ballistic missile and bomb-laden UAVs.
In a statement by its Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the UAE said the recurrent terrorist attacks by the Houthi militia reflect its blatant disregard for the international community and all international laws and norms.
The Ministry also urged the international community to take an immediate and decisive stance to stop these recurrent acts, which target critical infrastructure and threaten the security and stability of Saudi Arabia, as well as global energy supplies, stressing that the continued threat of these attacks in recent days is a grave escalation that represents new evidence of this militia's attempts to undermine security and stability in the region.
The Ministry also renewed the UAE's full solidarity with Saudi Arabia against these terrorist acts and any threats to its security and stability, confirming its support for any measures the Kingdom may take to preserve the safety of its citizens and residents.
"The security of the UAE and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is indivisible, and any threat facing the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is considered a threat to the UAE's security and stability" the statement concluded.
Bahrain blasts
Houthi assault
In Manama, Bahrain strongly condemned the terrorist Houthi militia's launching of two ballistic missiles and bomb-laden UAVs towards Khamis Mushayt and Jazan cities targeting civilians and civilian objects deliberately and systematically.
The Bahraini Ministry of Foreign Affairs praised the vigilance and readiness of the Coalition that intercepted these attacks, calling on the international community to condemn these acts that threaten regional and international security and stability.
OIC denounces
Houthi Militia's acts
Meanwhile, the Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Dr. Yousef Bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen has strongly condemned the hostile escalation of the terrorist Houthi militia by launching two ballistic missiles and six bomb-laden UAVs towards the Kingdom to target civilians and civilians objects.
Dr. Al-Othaimeen considered the Houthi militia continuing to launch ballistic missiles and bomb-laden UAVs towards civilians in the Kingdom as war crimes, and a flagrant challenge to international laws and norms.
Dr. Al-Othaimeen reaffirmed OIC's stand and solidarity with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in all measures it takes to preserve its security, stability and the safety of its citizens and residents. — SPA


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