Saudi air defenses intercept Houthi drone targeting Khamis Mushayt

Web Desk News Agency

27th Aug, 2021. 06:48 pm

RIYADH: The Arab coalition said on Friday that Saudi air defenses have intercepted an explosive-laden drone launched by Yemen’s Houthi militia towards Khamis Mushait, AlEkhbariya reported.
The militia regularly employs drones to target the Kingdom, as per Arab News.

The coalition said the drone was targeting the south-western city of Khamis Mushait and continues its attempts to target civilians.

“We are taking operational measures to protect civilians and civilian objects,” the coalition added in a statement.
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) strongly condemned the Houthis’ failed attempt to target innocent civilians in Khamis Mushait with a booby-trapped drone.

Secretary-General Dr Yousef Al-Othaimeen said the OIC also condemned the terrorist practices committed by the militia and those who support, finance and provide it with weapons.

Al-Othaimeen reiterated the OIC’s support for all measures taken by the Kingdom to preserve its security and stability and the safety of citizens and residents.

The UAE and Bahrain also strongly denounced the attack and affirmed their full solidarity with Saudi Arabia.

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