Saudi forces destroy armed drones, missiles launched from Yemen
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Saudi forces destroy armed drones, missiles launched from Yemen

Saudi forces destroy armed drones, missiles launched from Yemen

The Houthis have stepped up missile and drone strikes against Saudi Arabia in recent months

Saudi forces intercepted and destroyed armed drones and ballistic missiles launched from Yemen on Sunday, targeting Khamis Mushayt and Jazan in the south of the kingdom.

The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen said “necessary operational measures” would be taken to protect civilians in line with international law.

The attack was condemned by the UAE, Bahrain and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

The UAE’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) stressing that the recurrent attacks by the Houthis “reflect their blatant disregard for the international community and all international laws and norms”.

It also urged the international community to take an “immediate and decisive stance” to stop the attacks, which target critical infrastructure and threaten the security and stability of the kingdom, as well as global energy supplies.

MoFAIC also renewed the UAE’s full solidarity with Saudi Arabia, confirming its support for any measures the kingdom may take to preserve the safety of its citizens and residents.

“The security of the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia is indivisible, and any threat facing the kingdom is considered a threat to the UAE’s security and stability,” the ministry added.

The Houthis have stepped up missile and drone strikes against Saudi Arabia in recent months.

An attack on the kingdom’s Ras Tanura port in early March also caused a brief spike in oil prices.

Read: Saudi Arabia vows to protect oil facilities after drone attack

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