Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen: Saudi Arabia Intercepts, Destroys Two Hostile UAVs Over Khamis Mushait City
April 03, 2019
The Official Spokesman of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen, Colonel Turki Al-Malki has stated that at (21:35) local time, Tuesday, the Royal Saudi Air Defense systems detected two unidentified objects headed towards civilian objects in the city of Khamis Mushait. They were directed at densely populated civilian areas, and were intercepted and destroyed according to the Rules of Engagement.
Col. Al-Malki clarified that up until the issuance of this statement, and as a result of intercepting the two hostile Houthi drones, debris have scattered along two civilian areas, and resulted in injuring 5 civilians; among them a woman and a child. In addition to damages to some houses and (4) vehicles.
The Official Spokesman indicated that attempts by the Iran-backed terrorist Houthi militia to target civilians and civilian objects through UAV and remote-controlled explosive speedboat terrorist are continues. Hostile attacks are still emanating from the Hodeida Governorate, specifically, in a time that the Coalition command is adhering to the ceasefire in the city of Hodeida as defined by the Stockholm Agreement, the Iran backed militia, in committing such hostile and terrorist acts, seeks to provoke Coalition forces into conducting military operations in the Hodeida Governorate.
Col. Al-Malki reaffirmed the commitment of the Joint Forces Command of the Coalition to supporting the political efforts spearheaded by the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen, and the chair of the Redeployment Coordination Committee to successfully implement the Stockholm Agreement.
The Joint Forces Command by stating so, cautions the Iran-backed terrorist Houthi militia in the strongest terms from targeting civilians and civilian objects, and that their use of such terrorist tactics in suicidal attacks will be categorically and decisively deterred. The Joint Forces Command will take all deterring measures in accordance with the Customary International Humanitarian Law.