Egypt strongly condemns Houthi missile attacks on two Saudi cities

Ahram Online , Tuesday 23 Jun 2020

Egyptian Foreign Ministry (AP)
Egyptian Foreign Ministry (AP)

Egypt has categorically condemned the recent drone and ballistic missile attacks by Yemen's Houthi militias targeting the Saudi cities of Najran and Jizan in the early hours of Tuesday.

Three ballistic missiles and eight drones launched toward Najran and Jizan were intercepted by the Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen, according to the Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya television.

In an official statement on Tuesday, the Egyptian foreign ministry stressed Egypt’s full solidarity with the kingdom in the face of any attempt targeting its security and stability.

The ministry added that "Egypt supports Saudi Arabia in all its measures to counter the brutal terrorism."

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have been leading a coalition against the Houthis since March 2015 to try to restore the internationally recognised government in Sanaa.

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