The Joint Forces Command of the Coalition: Royal Saudi Air Defense Intercepts and Destroys (4) Bomb-laden UAVs, (5) Ballistic Missiles Launched by the Terrorist, Iran-Backed Houthi Militia Toward (Jazan) to Target Civilians and Civilian Objects

Thursday 1442/9/3 - 2021/04/15
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Riyadh, April 15, 2021, SPA -- Statement by the Official Spokesman of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen Brigadier General Turki Al-Malki
“The Royal Saudi Air Defense has intercepted and destroyed Wednesday’s evening and this morning (Thursday) (4) bomb-laden UAVs and (5) ballistic missiles launched by the terrorist, Iran-backed Houthi militia from (Sa’dah) governorate toward (Jazan) city.
The terrorist Houthi militia attempted to target a number of civilian objects protected under the International Humanitarian Law, of which is the attempt to target Jazan University. The interception resulted in scattered debris on Campus, which caused a restricted fire that was contained without any losses to civilian life.
These futile, hostile attempts by the terrorist Houthi militia to target civilians and civilian objects are deliberate and systemic; utilizing bomb-laden UAVs and ballistic missiles. Such acts of hostility amount to war crimes.
The Joint Forces Command of the Coalition will continue to undertake and implement all operational procedures in order to safeguard civilians and civilian objects through neutralizing and destroying threat sources in accordance with the Customary International Humanitarian Law.”
-- SPA
05:39 LOCAL TIME 02:39 GMT
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