Saudi-led Coalition intercepts, destroys three Houthi ballistic missiles

Coalition forces would continue supporting Yemeni army, asserts Al-Maliki

The Saudi-led Arab Coalition to support Yemen’s legitimacy on Wednesday intercepted and destroyed three ballistic missiles launched by the Houthi militia against the southern part of Saudi Arabia, according to a Coalition statement.

The Coalition was quoted by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) as saying in a statement that it has aborted Houthi militia’s indiscriminate attempts to target civilians and property, vowing to take necessary action to neutralize the militia’s capabilities in line with international humanitarian law.

GCC Secretary General Nayef Al-Hajraf, leading a wave of condemnation, on Wednesday decried the firing of three ballistic missiles by the Houthi militia in the direction of South Saudi Arabia.

Al-Hajraf, in a statement, denounced the terrorist militia’s targeting of civilians and civilian targets in Saudi Arabia and lauded forces of the Saudi-commanded Coalition and the Saudi Air Force for confronting the terrorist attacks carried out by the terrorist Houthi militia.

He affirmed the GCC support for the Kingdom with respect of the measures it takes to retaliate for the actions by the terrorists and safeguard the Kingdom sanctity.

Meanwhile, the kingdom of Bahrain has condemned the launch of ballistic missiles by the terrorist Houthi militia towards the Southern region in the Kingdom, in a systematic terrorist act targeting civilians and civilian objects, asserting that these attacks contradict the international humanitarian laws.

In a statement issued Wednesday, the Bahraini Ministry of Foreign Affairs affirmed Bahrain’s support for Saudi Arabia in all the measures it takes to protect its security, stability and territorial integrity, praising the vigilance of the Saudi Air Defense Forces, which were able to intercept and destroy the missiles. It also called on the international community to take strict decisions to stop these heinous terrorist attacks.

Also the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) condemned in the strongest terms, the launch of three ballistic missiles by the terrorist Houthi militia to target civilians and civilian objects in the southern region of the Kingdom, while praising the efficiency and skills of the Saudi air defenses, which succeeded in intercepting and destroying them before hitting their targets.

OIC Secretary-General Dr. Yousef Bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen called on international community to take firm stances to stop the cowardly threats with ballistic missiles and booby-trapped drones being posed by Houthi militia, targeting civilians and civilian objects, stressing OIC’s firm position, which considers these practices a blatant challenge to international humanitarian laws and norms, citing Houthi militia’s acts as “war crimes”.

Dr. Al-Othaimeen affirmed the OIC support for all measures taken by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to address the terrorist Houthi militia’s practices so as to preserve its security and stability as well as the safety of citizens and residents on its territory.

The Republic of Djibouti condemned the continued targeting of civilians, civilian objects and economic installations in Saudi Arabia by the coup militias in Yemen, including the ballistic missile attacks towards the Southern Region and the previous targeting of Khamis Mushait with drones as well as all attacks targeting the Yemeni cities, such as Marib and Mocha.

The republic of Djibouti asserted that these acts are hostile and represent war crimes that require the international community to adopt a strict stance towards the aggressor and the supporter of this aggressor.

Djibouti Ambassador Dia Al-Deen Bamakhrama, who is also dean of the diplomatic corps, affirmed that the Coalition forces have the right to take measures that protect citizens and residents on its territory in accordance with the international humanitarian laws and norms.

Saudi-led alliance forces carry out

11 operations against militiamen

Meanwhile, Coalition forces have carried out eleven operations targeting Houthi militias in Yemen during the past 24 hours. The command of coalition for supporting the legitimacy in Yemen said in a statement on Wednesday that the military operations were executed in Serwah and Al-Jof.

The alliance forces knocked out eight military vehicles, demolished an ammunition depot and killed 60 terrorists. The coalition forces have been fighting the militias on land, in the air and at sea.