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Arab coalition destroys Houthi drone launched toward southern Saudi Arabia

Arab coalition spokesman Col. Turki Al-Malki gives a press conference at the Armed Forces Officers club in Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh. (File/AFP)
Arab coalition spokesman Col. Turki Al-Malki gives a press conference at the Armed Forces Officers club in Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh. (File/AFP)
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18 Jun 2021 01:06:12 GMT9
18 Jun 2021 01:06:12 GMT9
  • The coalition said it destroyed a drone launched by the Iran-backed Houthis against civilians and civilian objects in Khamis Mushait
  • The Arab Parliament and OIC strongly condemned the Houthi attack

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RIYADH: The Arab coalition said on Thursday it thwarted an attack launched by the Houthi militia in Yemen toward southern Saudi Arabia.

The coalition said it destroyed a “booby-trapped” drone launched by the Iran-backed group against civilians and civilian objects in Khamis Mushait, state TV reported.

“We are taking operational measures to protect civilians and from hostile attacks,” the coalition said, adding that it would continue to thwart “all hostile attempts of the Houthi militia against civilians and civilian objects.”

The Arab Parliament and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation strongly condemned the attack and said they stand in solidarity with the Kingdom in all the measures it takes to protect its security and stability and the safety of it citizens and residents on its lands.

The UAE and Bahrain also issued similar statements.

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