Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen: Attack on Abha International Airport by Iran backed Houthi Terrorists a Barbaric Crime
June 25, 2019
Spokesman for the coalition restore legitimacy in Yemen Colonel Turki Al Maliki stated that the terrorist attack on Abha international airport on June 23rd, 2019 led to the death of a Syrian resident, and the injury of 21 civilians of different nationalities, including 13 Saudi citizens, three women (Egyptian and Saudi), as well as two children of Indian nationality.
All cases were transferred to the local hospital, which received four injured civilians of Indian nationality, two of Egyptian nationality, and two citizens of Bangladesh.
Regarding treatment for injured civilians, three of them were discharged from the hospital, and 18 cases continue to receive treatment, including 13 minor injuries. One of the restaurants at the airport (McDonald's) was damaged, 18 vehicles were damaged and some minor physical damage was caused.
Colonel Al Maliki added that the Houthi terrorist militia continues its immoral practices by targeting civilians and civilian sites protected by international humanitarian law and customary rules, which amounts to war crimes, in accordance with the provisions of international humanitarian law.
The Iran backed Houthi terrorists claimed full responsibility for this terrorist act, which they conducted using an unmanned aircraft vehicle (Iranian made Ababil / Qasef).
Colonel al-Maliki said that the continuation of such acts of terrorism and the acquisition of high quality capabilities proves the continuing involvement of the Iranian regime in supporting the Houthi terrorist militia, and their continued violation of relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions, including resolution 2216 and resolution 2231.
He concluded by stressing that the leadership of the joint forces of the coalition are continuing to implement strict measures to deter these terrorist militias, in order to protect the civilian sites and civilians. Terrorists responsible for the planning and execution of this attack will be held responsible, in accordance with international humanitarian law and customary rules.