Arab Coalition Downs Houthi Explosive-Laden Drone, Boat Targeting Saudi Arabia

Arab Coalition Downs Houthi Explosive-Laden Drone, Boat Targeting Saudi Arabia

The Saudi-led Arab coalition intercepted and destroyed an explosive-laden drone at Saudi Arabia’s Abha international airport. Besides, a remotely controlled explosive-laden boat in the south of the Red Sea; launched by the Iran-backed Houthi militias in Yemen on Sunday.

As a result of intercepting the drone, some splinters fell on the airport, causing no injuries or damage; coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Malki said, according to the Saudi Press Agency.

Malki said the explosive-laden boat, which was launched from Yemen’s Hodeidah province. This posed a threat to regional and international security, shipping routes and global trade.

The Houthis are using Hodeidah as a platform to launch ballistic missile; drones and booby-trapped boats and arbitrarily plant naval mines. This comes as flagrant violation of international humanitarian law. Besides, the Stockholm Agreement that calls for a ceasefire in the coastal province.

“The coalition will also continue to implement all rigorous deterrent measures against this terrorist militia and neutralize and destroy such capabilities that pose a threat to regional and international security,” he vowed.