Arab Coalition Destroys explosive-laden drone launched by Houthis

Drone aircrafts are put on display at an exhibition at an unidentified location in Yemen in this undated handout photo released by the Houthi Media Office July 9, 2019. (Reuters)

Arab Coalition forces successfully intercepted and destroyed on Saturday morning an armed drone launched by the Iran-backed Houthi militia toward the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Southern Region, SPA also reported, citing a statement from the coalition.

In the statement, the official spokesman for the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen Col. Turki Al-Maliki, also said: “The Joint Coalition Forces have intercepted and destroyed this morning (Saturday) a bomb-laden UAV launched systematically and deliberately by the terrorist Houthi militia to target civilians and civilian objects in the Southern Region.”

This is the third drone attack thwarted by the Coalition forces; as the terrorist Houthi militia had earlier intercepted and destroyed an explosive-laden drone in the Yemeni airspace; launched by the terrorist Houthis, on Wednesday and on Tuesday. The Coalition forces intercepted and destroyed an explosive-laded drone launched by the Iran-backed Houthi militia; targeting the Saudi city of Najran.

Vigilance of Coalition forces

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Secretary General Dr. Yousef Bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen also praised the vigilance of the Coalition forces; which managed to intercept and destroy a drone in Yemen airspace.

Al-Othaimeen reiterated in a statement on Wednesday the OIC’s condemnation of the continuation of the terrorist Houthi militia. Adding to those who support it with money and weapons in launching bomb-laden drones. Besides, targeting innocent civilians and civilian objects in a systematic and deliberate manner.

Pakistan, on Friday, too strongly condemned the recent bomb-laden UAV attack that targeted the Kingdom by the terrorist Houthi militia. A statement issued by the Pakistani Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that Pakistan appreciates the Saudi successful interception of the bomb-laden UAV; prevented the loss of innocent lives, adding that Pakistan calls for immediate cessation of such attacks.

The statement also reiterates Pakistan’s full support and solidarity with Saudi Arabia against any threats to its security and territorial integrity.