Arab coalition destroys booby-trapped Houthi drone launched toward Khamis Mushayt

Update Arab coalition destroys booby-trapped Houthi drone launched toward Khamis Mushayt
Arab coalition spokesman Brig. Gen. Turki Al-Maliki. (File/AFP)
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Updated 03 September 2021

Arab coalition destroys booby-trapped Houthi drone launched toward Khamis Mushayt

Arab coalition destroys booby-trapped Houthi drone launched toward Khamis Mushayt
  • The militia's attempts to target civilians are futile and barbaric, the coalition said
  • At least 140 Houthis were killed in clashes with Yemeni government troops in the Marib on Thursday

RIYADH: The Arab coalition intercepted and destroyed a booby-trapped drone launched by the Houthi militia toward the Saudi city of Khamis Mushayt on Thursday.

The militia’s attempts to target civilians are futile and barbaric, the coalition said.

The coalition is taking operational measures to protect civilians and civilian objects from hostile attempts, it added.

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation denounced the attempted attack and reiterated its support for all measures taken by the Kingdom to maintain its security and stability and the safety of citizens and residents.

Bahrain also condemned the attack and affirmed its full solidarity with the Kingdom regarding the measures it is taking to protect its security and stability.

The attempted drone attack comes as at least 140 Iran-backed Houthi fighters were killed in fierce clashes with Yemeni government troops in the central province of Marib on Thursday according to military officials.

The militia is intensifying its attacks on government positions in an attempt to break through defenses and capture the city of Marib.