The Joint Forces Command of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen: Interception, Destruction of Bomb-Laden UAV Launched by Terrorist, Iran-Backed Houthi Militia Against Abha International Airport in an Act of Terror and Brutality

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Riyadh, August 30, 2020, SPA -- Statement by the Official Spokesman of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen COL Turki Al-Malki
“On this evening, Sunday 30 August 2020, a bomb-laden UAV launched by the terrorist, Iran-backed Houthi militia in a systematic, deliberate attempt to target passengers at Abha International Airport, through which thousands of passengers, citizens and various-nationality expats, travel every day, was intercepted and destroyed.
As a result of the interception and destruction, debris scattered across Abha International Airport. Thankfully, no injuries among passengers nor airport personnel were recorded.
The Joint Forces Command of the Coalition will continue to undertake rigorous measures in order to deter this terrorist militia and confront these terrorist acts and unethical abuses. These measures will be carried out in protection of civilians and civilian objects. All terrorist elements responsible for plotting, planning and executing this terrorist attack will be held to account in accordance with the Customary International Humanitarian Law.”
--SPA
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