SAUDI ARABIA

OIC condemns Houthi attack on civilian targets in Jazan

September 17, 2021
OIC Secretary-General Dr. Yousef Bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen.
OIC Secretary-General Dr. Yousef Bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen.

JEDDAH — The Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen strongly condemned the the terrorist Houthi militia attacks targeting civilians and civilian objects in the southern Saudi city of Jazan with a ballistic missile and four bomb-laden UAVs, praising at the same time the efficiency of the Saudi air defenses, which successfully intercepted and destroyed them before reaching their goals.

Dr. Al-Othaimeen called on the international community to take firm positions to stop the continuing cowardly threats with ballistic missiles and bomb-laden UAVs carried out by the Houthi militia against civilians and civilian objects in Saudi Arabia, stressing the OIC's firm position, which considers these practices as a blatant war crimes, challenging the international humanitarian laws and norms.

He affirmed the OIC's support for all measures taken by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to deal with the practices of the terrorist Houthi militia, in order to preserve its security and stability and the safety of citizens and residents on its territories.

The Arab Coalition early Friday intercepted and destroyed four explosive-laden drones, one ballistic missile launched by the Iranian-backed Houthi militia targeting Jazan.

The Coalition said, in a tweet carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), “this hostile escalation by Houthi militia targets civilians and innocent people.”

Friday’s attack came a day after the coalition forces destroyed an explosives-laden drone that was launched towards Abha International Airport. — SPA


September 17, 2021
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