Mon, 13 Jul 2020 - 09:46 GMT
Followers of the Houthi movement carry a mock drone during a rally held to mark the Ashura in Saada. (File photo: Reuters)
RIYADH, July 13 (MENA) - The Saudi-led coalition intercepted and destroyed six ‘bomb-laden’ drones and two ballistic missiles launched towards the kingdom from Yemen late on Sunday, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
The attacks were launched by the Houthis in Yemen “to deliberately target civilians in the kingdom”, SPA quoted Turki Al-Malki, the spokesman of the coalition in Yemen as saying.
The unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) were fired from the Yemeni capital Sana’a, he said. The places targeted in the kingdom were not disclosed.
“The terrorist Houthi militia is deliberately escalating hostilities as it targets civilians and civilian objects in Yemen and neighboring countries using ballistic missiles and UAVs,” Al Malki stated.
“The joint forces will display their efficiency in handling and foiling these threats through monitoring, destruction and tackling them within areas under the Houthi militia’s control.”
The coalition will continue to “implement and undertake all necessary measures to protect civilians in addition to all operational procedures to put a stop to these terrorist acts and failed attempts”, he added.