Wednesday 28 October 2020
The Arab Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen, led by Saudi Arabia, announced this evening, Wednesday, the interception and destruction of 3 ballistic missiles launched by the terrorist Houthi militia towards Saudi Arabia.
The spokesman for the coalition forces, Colonel Turki Al-Maliki, said in a statement, broadcast by Saudi TV and carried by Sky News Arabia, that the militia fired the first missile towards Jizan, the second towards Najran, while the third was fired towards the city of Khamis Mushait in southern Saudi Arabia.
He added that the coalition intercepted and destroyed two hostile air targets launched by the Houthi militia before they hit civilian areas in Saudi Arabia.
And the US embassy in Riyadh issued a rare warning about a possible missile or drones attack that might head towards the Saudi capital, today, Wednesday, according to Bloomberg News.
The warning came about an hour after Saudi Arabia announced the interception and destruction of drones loaded with explosives launched by the Houthi rebels in Yemen against targets in the south of the country.
The embassy did not routinely issue such alerts about Houthi rebel attacks on the kingdom. The Houthis have fired missiles and drones several times at targets including Riyadh since the Saudi-led coalition began fighting the Iran-backed group in 2015 to bring back Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi.
The warning, posted on the embassy website, urged US citizens to exercise caution and take precautions immediately.
And earlier in the day? The spokesman for the Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen, Colonel Turki Al-Maliki, stated that the joint coalition forces managed, today, Wednesday, to intercept and destroy 6 drones (booby traps) launched by the terrorist Houthi militia in a systematic and deliberate manner to target civilian objects and civilians in the Kingdom.
The Saudi Press Agency “SPA” quoted Al-Maliki as saying that these hostile attempts reflect the terrorist militia’s behavior in adopting terrorist operations using bombed drones against civilians, as well as the despair of their massive field losses in equipment, equipment and terrorist elements, especially in the governorates of Ma’rib and Al-Jawf.
Al-Maliki stressed that the Joint Forces Command of the Coalition is taking the necessary operational measures to protect civilians and civilian objects, and terrorist elements planned and executed for these hostile and terrorist operations against civilians and civilian objects will be held accountable in accordance with international humanitarian law and its customary rules.