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Egypt condemns Houthi drone attacks on two Saudi airports

Egypt stressed its support for all measures taken by Saudi Arabia to deter terrorist attacks and to ensure the safety of civilians

Ahram Online , Sunday 16 Jun 2019
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Egypt strongly condemned on Sunday the drone attacks by Houthi militias that targeted Jizan and Abha airports in southern Saudi Arabia on Saturday evening.

Egypt also condemned the ballistic missile attack launched on Saudi territories on the same day and intercepted by Saudi air defence forces.

“Egypt reaffirms its full support for the government and people of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia against such brutal attacks and attempts to undermine its security and stability. The targeting of civilians and civilian establishments constitutes a blatant violation of international laws and norms," Egypt’s foreign ministry said in a statement.

It also stressed Egypt’s support of all measures taken by Saudi Arabia to deter terrorist attacks and ensure the safety of civilians.

Yemen's Houthi group said that they launched drone attacks on two separate Saudi airports on Saturday, the group's Al-Masirah TV reported.

The Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya television reported that the Saudi air defence forces intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile over Abha city in the southwest of the kingdom.

Houthi drone attacks last week wounded 26 people at Abha airport. The rebels damaged two Saudi Aramco oil pump stations last month, according to Al-Arabiya.

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have been leading a coalition against the Houthis since March 2015 in support of Yemen's internationally-recognised President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

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