Saudi Air Defenses Destroy Houthi Drone Flown towards Najran

Thursday, 23 May, 2019 - 17:45
Asharq Al-Awsat

Saudi air defenses intercepted and destroyed on Thursday a drone flown by the Iran-backed Houthi militias in Yemen towards Najran airport, said the Saudi-led Arab coalition.

Coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Maliki said that the Houthis launched the explosives-laden drone towards the airport, which is used by thousands of people on a daily.

The attack completely disregards International Humanitarian Law, he added.

He stated that the Houthis deliberately direct attacks towards civilians and civilian facilities.

He warned the militias against maintaining such a policy, saying the coalition will retaliate with firm deterrent force in line with International Humanitarian Law.

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