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Sat - 14 Aug 2021 - 01:38 AM ،،،

Agencies


 Saudi Arabia’s air defenses have intercepted and destroyed an explosive drone launched by the Iran-backed Houthi militia towards Khamis Mushait, the Arab Coalition said on Friday.

“The Houthi militia deliberately targeted civilians and civilian infrastructure. We are dealing with the threats firmly to protect civilians from hostile attacks,” the Arab Coalition said in a statement.

The Houthis have been condemned for targeting civilian sites in the Kingdom, an act which Saudi Arabia and the coalition say is tantamount to war crimes.

On Monday, the coalition knocked down two other drones heading toward the city, located in the southern province of Asir.

The attacks come days after the UN named veteran Swedish diplomat Hans Grundberg as new special envoy for Yemen, seeking to find new ground for peace talks between the  government and the Houthis.

The Arab Parliament called on the international community to assume its responsibilities in confronting such Houthi criminal attacks that threaten regional peace and security and to take measures that would deter these terrorist groups being led by the Iranian regime.