The Ministry of Defense: Interception and Destruction of (3) Ballistic Missiles and (3) Bomb-laden Drones Launched by the Iran-backed Houthi Militia Towards the Kingdom, Injuring Two Children and Damaging 14 Houses

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Riyadh, September 05, 2021, SPA -- Statement by the Official Spokesperson of the Ministry of Defense Brigadier General Turki Al-Malki “Saudi Air Defense has intercepted and destroyed (3) ballistic missiles and (3) bomb-laden drones launched by the Iran-backed Houthi militia Towards the Eastern Province, Jazan and Najran.
Saudi defenses have intercepted and destroyed at (2132) Saturday evening (04 September 2021) a ballistic missile launched by the terrorist, Iran-backed Houthi militia from Sana’a using civilian objects as a launch site towards the Eastern Province of the Kingdom.
The interception caused debris to scatter across the (Dahyat Al-Dammam) neighborhood, which resulted in the injury of (2) Saudi female and male children, and minimal damages to (14) houses.
This brutal, irresponsible behavior by the militia, through the attempted targeting of civilians and civilian objects, contradicts all divine teachings and humanitarian principles, and reflects the reality of the military operations’ conduct on the ground; as the militia’s positions in the battlefronts have severely deteriorated, and it has suffered heavy losses in key field commanders .
The Ministry of Defense will undertake all necessary and deterrent measures to protect its territory and national capacities, stop these hostile, cross-border acts of aggression and safeguard civilians and civilian objects in accordance with the customary International Humanitarian Law.”
-- SPA
04:39 LOCAL TIME 01:39 GMT