Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 28 November 2020

Yemen: Saudi coalition forces destroy Iran-made ballistic missile in Sanaa

Targets were destroyed in Faj Attan, Al Amad Camp and Al Nahdain Mountain

Smoke billows following an air strike by the Saudi-led coalition in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on February 23, 2020. AFP
Smoke billows following an air strike by the Saudi-led coalition in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on February 23, 2020. AFP

Arab coalition forces destroyed an Iran-made ballistic missile and drone assembly plant, as well as storage and launching areas in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Sunday.

Coalition spokesman Col Turki Al Malki said the Iran-backed Houthi rebels were using parts of the capital to assemble, store and launch ballistic missiles and drones "to target cities and civilians deliberately”.

The destroyed targets were in Faj Attan, Al Amad Camp and Al Nahdain Mountain.

"The targeting operation was conducted in compliance with the customary International Humanitarian Law," Col Al Malki said.

"The Joint Forces Command of the Coalition has undertaken all preventive measures and necessary precautions to protect civilians and spare them from collateral damage.

“The Joint Forces Command of the Coalition will deal with wherever threats there may be with its combat capabilities, and that terrorist elements behind such barbaric attacks will be held to account."

Updated: February 24, 2020 07:53 AM