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Saudi Air Defense intercepts, destroys 2 Houthi UAVs

The Official Spokesman for the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen, Colonel Turki S. Al-Malki said that the Royal Saudi Air Defense systems Tuesday detected two unidentified objects headed towards civilian objects in Khamis Mushait, SPA reported on its website.

They were directed at densely populated civilian areas, and were intercepted and destroyed according to the Rules of Engagement.

Col. Al-Malki clarified that 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 damage caused to some houses and 4 vehicles.

The Official Spokesman indicated that the continuous attempts by the Iran-backed terrorist Houthi militia to target civilians and civilian objects through UAV and remote-controlled explosive speedboat terrorist, hostile attacks emanating from Hodeida Governorate specifically in a time that the Coalition command is adhering to the ceasefire in Hodeida as defined by the Stockholm Agreement, the militia, in committing such hostile, terrorist acts, seeks to provoke Coalition forces into conducting military operations in 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 warned the Iran-backed terrorist Houthi militia in the strongest terms against targeting civilians and civilian objects, stressing that their use of such terrorist tactics in suicidal attacks will be categorically and decisively deterred, and that the Joint Forces Command will take all deterring measures in accordance with the Customary International Humanitarian Law.