Joint Forces Command of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen: Interception and Destruction of (8) Bomb-Laden UAVs, (3) Ballistic Missiles Launched by the Terrorist, Iran-Backed Houthi Militia to Target Civilians in the Kingdom

Tuesday 1441/11/2 - 2020/06/23
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Riyadh, June 23, 2020, SPA -- Statement by the Official Spokesman of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen COL Turki Al-Malki: “The terrorist, Iran-backed Houthi militia launched Monday (23 June 2020) evening (8) bomb-laden UAVs targeting civilians and civilian objects in the Kingdom, all intercepted and destroyed by Joint Coalition forces. And (3) ballistic missiles from (Sa’dah) governorate toward the Kingdom. Joint Coalition Forces intercepted (2) ballistic missiles toward (Najran) and (1) ballistic missile toward (Jazan).
These terrorist attempts by the terrorist Houthi militia, and previous terrorist attempts, that target innocent civilians, civilian objects and residential area, threaten the lives of hundreds of civilians in a deliberate, systematic manner and purposely cause major damage among civilians using bomb-laden UAVs, which is a flagrant defiance of the customary International Humanitarian Law, and against all divine teachings and humanitarian values.
The continuation of these terrorist, hostile acts using bomb-laden UAVs confirms the extreme, unethical ideology of the militia toward innocent civilians.
The Joint Forces Command of the Coalition will continue to apply and implement all necessary measures to protect innocent civilians, and rigorous and appropriate operational procedures
to stop these acts of terror in accordance with the customary International Humanitarian Law.”
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