Two people were killed by a Houthi projectile in southern Saudi...

The Saudi-led Arab coalition announced, on Friday evening, that two people were killed when a Houthi missile fell in the city of Samtah in southern Saudi Arabia, indicating that it was preparing for a broader military operation in response to the attack.

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The coalition said, in a statement carried by the official “Al-Ikhbariya” channel, that it had recorded “two deaths of a citizen and a resident of Yemeni nationality as a result of the fall of the projectile in Samtah in the Jazan region.”

He added: “Preparing for a military operation on a larger scale and within the framework of international humanitarian law, and we will act decisively to protect civilians, both citizens and residents on the territory of the Kingdom.”

And earlier on Friday evening, the coalition spoke of “a hostile projectile falling on an industrial workshop in the city of Samtah in the Jazan region,” and indicated that a preliminary report stated that “two civilians were injured in a deliberate attempt to target civilians and in response to the threat,” stressing: “We are in the process of carrying out air strikes.” to deal with the source of the threat.

The alliance also reported before that, “an enemy projectile fell in one of the border villages in Najran, in an attempt to target civilians,” adding: “There are no casualties or damage to a vehicle belonging to a citizen, and we will take immediate measures to neutralize the threats and protect civilians.”

Saudi Arabia is subject to continuous attacks by the Houthis, using missiles, projectiles and drones, which the kingdom says target residential areas in violation of international law.

Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia has led the Arab coalition that has been waging intense military operations in Yemen in support of the internationally recognized Yemeni government loyal to President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, and which has been fighting the Iranian-backed Houthi forces who have controlled the capital, Sanaa, since 2014.

About 130,000 people, including more than 12,000 civilians, have been killed in the 6-year conflict that, according to the United Nations, has created the world’s worst humanitarian crisis in a country that is one of the poorest in the Arab world.

About 3.3 million people are still displaced, while 24.1 million people, more than two-thirds of Yemen’s population, need assistance, according to the United Nations.

Source: “Al-Ekhbariya” + agencies

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