Saudi forces intercept three drone attacks targeting civilians
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Saudi forces intercept three drone attacks targeting civilians

Saudi forces intercept three drone attacks targeting civilians

Two drones were launched towards Khamis Mushait on Sunday, and a third was destroyed on Monday morning

Saudi drone attack Abha

Saudi forces Arab coalition intercepted and destroyed an armed drone launched on Monday morning, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. The location of the atatck was not disclosed.

The UAV was “systematically and deliberately by the terrorist Houthi militia to target civilians and civilian objects”, said coalition Brigadier general Turki Al-Malki.

The attack comes after Saudi forces destroyed two drones launched towards Khamis Mushait in southern Saudi Arabia on Sunday.

“These acts of aggression to deliberately and systematically target civilians and civilian objects by the terrorist, Iran-backed Houthi militia amount to war crimes. The coalition will continue to implement all necessary operational procedures to safeguard civilians and civilian objects in accordance with the customary international humanitarian law,” said Al-Malki.

The kingdom has been facing numerous drone attacks launched by the Houthis in recent weeks.

On Saturday, an armed drone attack targeted the Abha International Airport. Another attack on the airport last week resulted in a civilian plane catching fire, although there were no reports of any injuries.

“We are taking the necessary measures to protect civilians from the threats of the Houthis,” Al-Malki said at the time.

Read: Saudi Arabia’s Abha airport attacked; civilian plane catches fire

The Abha airport also faced another drone attack in 2019, which killed one person and left nine civilians injured.

Read: Houthi drone attack on Saudi Arabia’s Abha Airport leaves nine injured

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