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Arab Coalition Forces Targeted Houthi Location for UAV Preparation, Storage

Arab Coalition Forces Targeted Houthi Location for UAV Preparation, Storage

Saturday, 9 February, 2019 - 09:00
Arab coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Maliki. (SPA)
Asharq Al-Awsat
The Official Spokesman of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen, Colonel Turki Al-Malki, stated: “the Joint Forces Command of the Coalition carried out a military operation to destroy a legitimate military target, a location used by the Houthi militia to store and prepare the launch of UAVs for terrorist attacks in the capital Sanaa,” the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

“This targeting operation is an extension to the previous two military operations on (January 19th and 31st, 2019), that were conducted by the Joint Forces Command of the Coalition to target and destroy an Iran-backed terrorist Houthi militia’s integrated network for UAV capabilities and its logistical facilities, in addition to locations of foreign experts,” he added.

According to SPA, Malki affirmed the commitment of the Joint Forces Command to preventing access and use of the Houthi militia, and other terrorist organization, to such unique capabilities, and taking all necessary measures to protect civilians and vital areas from the threat of UAV terrorist attacks in accordance with the Customary International Law.

Malki concluded by reaffirming that the targeting operation was in accordance with the Customary International Humanitarian Law, and that the Joint Forces Command of the Coalition has taken all precautionary measures and necessary action to protect civilians and avoid collateral damage among them.

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