Arab Coalition Downs Houthi Drone Flown at Saudi Arabia

Wednesday, 17 July, 2019 - 09:45
Asharq Al-Awsat

The Saudi-led Arab coalition announced on Wednesday the downing of a drone flown by the Iran-backed Houthi militias in Yemen towards Saudi Arabia’s city of Jazan.

Coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Maliki said the aircraft was flown from Sanaa towards civilian infrastructure in Jazan.

He condemned the terrorist act, saying it coincided with United Nations envoy Martin Griffiths’ visit to Sanaa.

The Houthis are persistent in attempting to target civilian infrastructure, “proving their criminality and extremist ideology against the Yemeni people and neighboring countries,” he added.

The coalition will take “necessary measures to target the Houthis’ hostile terrorist military infrastructure,” Maliki vowed.

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