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Coalition shoots down Houthi drone

JEDDAH, Aug 6 (KUNA) -- Forces for supporting legitimacy in Yemen shot down a booby-trapped drone launched by the "Iran-backed terrorist Houthi militia," the coalition command said in a statement on Thursday.
A statement by the Official Spokesman of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen Colonel Turki Al-Malki said the rigged pilotless aircraft was unleashed from the Yemeni Governorate of Al-Hodeidah and directed to target the civilian region of Al-A'yan in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
"Joint Coalition Forces intercepted and shot down a bomb-laden Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) launched toward the Kingdom this morning," Col. Al-Malki said in a statement, broadcast by the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA).
He continued, saying, "The terrorist Houthi militia continues to breach the (Stockholm) Agreement and the Hodeida ceasefire, and use Hodeida governorate as a ballistic missile and bomb-laden UAV and USV launch site, which represents a credible threat for regional and international security, and undermines the political efforts for a successful implementation of the (Stockholm) Agreement.
"The Joint Forces Command of the Coalition continues to implement and undertake appropriate procedures to confront these hostile, terrorist acts; in accordance with the customary International Humanitarian Law, and support the political efforts of the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen to end the coup, and reach a comprehensive political solution." (end) nsa.rk