Organization of Islamic Cooperation condemns Houthi drone attack on Saudi Arabia

Organization of Islamic Cooperation condemns Houthi drone attack on Saudi Arabia
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Dr. Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen. (SPA)
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Updated 13 November 2020

Organization of Islamic Cooperation condemns Houthi drone attack on Saudi Arabia

Organization of Islamic Cooperation condemns Houthi drone attack on Saudi Arabia
  • They intentionally targeted civilians and civilian objects, says coalition spokesman

JEDDAH: Dr. Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen, secretary-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), has condemned the Iran-backed Houthi militia’s attempts to attack civilians on Saudi soil.

On Thursday, the Coalition Forces said they had intercepted and destroyed five unmanned booby-trapped drones released by the Houthis towards the Kingdom.
Al-Othaimeen reiterated that the OIC supports and endorses all steps taken by the coalition and by Yemen’s legitimate government to stop the Houthi militia’s terrorist crimes, and stressed that they “will be held accountable, in accordance with international humanitarian law and its customary rules.”
Coalition spokesperson Col. Turki Al-Maliki said that the drones intentionally targeted civilians and civilian objects in the Kingdom.
“The joint forces thwarted all terrorist attempts by the Houthi militia to target civilians and civilian objects and the joint forces’ leadership is implementing all necessary procedures to protect civilians from these barbaric attacks, as well as implementing operational procedures to neutralize and destroy the use of qualitative capabilities, including unmanned booby-trapped drones,” Al-Maliki added.

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On Thursday, the Coalition Forces said they had intercepted and destroyed five unmanned booby-trapped drones released by the Houthis towards the Kingdom.

On Wednesday, a fire broke out near a floating platform of an oil distribution station in the southern Saudi region of Jazan. It damaged the floating hoses of the platform but was quickly brought under control, the Saudi Press Agency  reported late on Thursday. No injuries were reported.
An official source at the Saudi Ministry of Energy was quoted as saying the fire broke out as coalition forces intercepted two bomb-laden boats launched remotely by Houthi terrorists from Hodeidah, Yemen.
The source stated that Houthi terrorist acts affect not only Saudi Arabia, but also maritime navigation and global trade.


Saudi royals offer condolences to Indonesia’s quake victims

Saudi royals offer condolences to Indonesia’s quake victims
Updated 19 January 2021

Saudi royals offer condolences to Indonesia’s quake victims

Saudi royals offer condolences to Indonesia’s quake victims
  • At least 56 people were killed and 820 injured in the quake that left 15,000 people displaced

RIYADH: The Saudi King and Crown Prince have offered their condolences to President Joko Widodo of Indonesia after an earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale hit Sulawesi island on Friday, state news agency SPA reported.

According to the disaster mitigation agency (BNPB) at least 56 people were killed and 820 injured in the quake that left 15,000 people displaced.

King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman offered their sympathy to the families of those killed and wished a speedy recovery for the injured.