Arab coalition destroys Houthi drones targeting Saudi airports

A kamikaze drone fired by Houthis at Saudi Arabia is on display in Washington, DC, in 2017. (File/AFP)
Updated 05 August 2019

Arab coalition destroys Houthi drones targeting Saudi airports

  • Arab coalition spokesman said Houthis started using simultaneous attacks tactic
  • Houthis killed 11 people in an attack on Aden on Thursday

DUBAI: The Royal Saudi Air Force and Royal Saudi Air Defense destroyed a number of Houthi drones targeting civilian airports in the Kingdom, Saudi state news agency SPA reported on Monday.

Arab coalition spokesperson Col. Turki Al-Maliki said the militants had started carrying out simultaneous attacks as part of their terrorist tactics.

Similar tactics were used in Aden on Thursday, Aug. 1 when a military parade was targeted killing 11 people, with the assistance of a Daesh affiliate.
Al-Maliki said attacks which target civilians are a breach of international humanitarian law and are considered a war crime and he said the coalition would continue fighting the Houthis, which he said was legal under international law.


US imposes fresh Iran-related sanctions on two people, six companies

Updated 35 min 45 sec ago

US imposes fresh Iran-related sanctions on two people, six companies

WASHINGTON: The United States on Thursday imposed Iran-related sanctions on two individuals and six companies, including four firms tied to the National Iranian Oil Company.
Tensions between Iran and the United States have ratcheted up since 2018, most recently over an US attack that killed a top Iranian general.
The latest sanctions move was announced on the US Treasury Department's website.