Arab Coalition: Houthis escalation represent the militia’s position to peace talks
The Arab Coalition said that the recent Iranian-backed Houthi militia escalation by targeting civilian facilities in Saudi Arabia represent the militia’s position to peace talks announced recently by the GCC.
The official spokesperson of the Coalition Brig. Gen. Turki Al Maliki said on Sunday: “The attacks underline the militia’s approach of rejection towards all international efforts and initiatives, including the Saudi Initiative, and reaching a comprehensive and sustainable political resolution to end the Yemeni crisis.”
The Royal Saudi Air Defense Force and Royal Saudi Air Force have intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile launched towards Jazan City, in addition to nine bomb-laden drones launched towards Jazan, Khamis Mushait, Taif, Yanbu and Dhahran Al Janub.
“The terrorist, Iran-backed Houthi militia has escalated its hostile, cross-border attacks towards the Kingdom Saturday night and earlier this morning, targeting civilian objects and economic installations in a deliberate, systematic manner,” Brig. Gen Al Maliki said. He described the brutal attacks as a dangerous escalation.
He noted that the hostile attacks by Houthis are deliberately targeting civilian objects and economic installations that are protected under the customary International Humanitarian Law, using ballistic missiles and bomb-laden drones.
Brig. Gen Al Maliki disclosed that initial investigations indicate that the militia has used (Iranian) cruise missiles that targeted Al Shuqaiq Water Desalination Plant and Aramco’s Jazan Bulk Plant.
He added: “The targeted locations also include the power transmission station in Dhahran Al Janub, the National Gas and Industrialization Company’s Khamis Mushait Gas Station and Aramco’s Liquified Gas Plant in Yanbu.”
“These hostile attacks and scattered debris as a result of their interception caused some material damages to the facilities, civilian vehicles and civilian houses, and no loss of life was.