Two children injured from falling debris as Saudi air defenses intercept 6 Houthi missiles, drones

RIYADH — Saudi Arabia's air defenses have intercepted and destroyed three ballistic missiles and three explosive-laden drones launched by the Iran-backed Houthis militia towards the eastern region, Jazan and Najran on Saturday.
Picture of a house damaged in Dammam after the Houthi ballistic interception and destruction. (Photo by SPA).

According to the Official Spokesman of the Ministry of Defense, Brig. Gen. Turki Al-Malki, two Saudi children were injured, and 14 houses suffered light damages by falling debris from the intercepted missile fired by the Iran-backed Houthi militia on Dammam.

Al-Malki said that this barbaric and irresponsible Houthi behavior by trying to target civilians and civilian objects, is incompatible with heavenly values and humanitarian principles.

"This reflects the reality of the conduct of military operations on the ground, the deterioration of the militia's position on the fronts, and its loss of important field leaders," Al-Malki added.

He stressed that the Ministry of Defense will take the necessary and deterrent measures to protect its lands and capabilities and stop such hostile and cross-border attacks to protect civilians and civilian objects in accordance with international humanitarian law and its customary rules. (SG).

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