Colonel Turki Al-Malki

Dammam - SPA
Spokesman for the coalition forces reviews Iranian-Houthi drones fired on Abha

In a press conference held on Monday in Khobar, the Spokesman of the Coalition for the Support of Legitimacy in Yemen Colonel Turki Al-Malki reviewed a video presentation of the Iranian-Huthi suicide drones that were launched on Abha city threatening global security. The press conference also included the position of the operations of Restore Hope to support the legitimacy within Yemen and targeting and attacking Houthi capabilities within Yemen across the Saudi border and the Houthi infiltrations and threats to regional and international security.

Colonel al-Maliki also reviewed the firing zones of the ballistic missiles from inside Yemen towards the Kingdom, indicating that the number of ballistic missiles fired on the Kingdom until the date of April 16, 2018, were 119 missiles and the number of projectiles were 66259, which comes within the Huthis' violations and threats to regional and international security. He reviewed the operational position of the operations of Restore Hope within Yemen and raising the flag of the Republic of Yemen in the city of Midi after liberation.

He highlighted an attack on a truck loaded with missiles, a buried weapons cache of the militias of Iran, buried stores of rockets. tunnels to hide missiles, and other targets.

The presentation focused on the report of UN Panel of Experts and the confirmation of the Iranian regime supplying the Huthi militias with drones, including the Iranian Ababeel aircraft, and the Iranian suicide drones.

The spokesman noted the total losses of the Houthi militias of Iran during the period (04 - 16 April 2018), reaching 737 weapons, equipment and sites.

The Spokesman of the Coalition for the Support of Legitimacy in Yemen responded to the questions of journalists. He stressed that all countries, in accordance with resolution 2216 and the UN resolution and the international will, must take all measures related to arms smuggling as well as inspection procedures for non-diversion of weapons to the Houthi militia backed by Iran, a duty of the international community, pointing out that all actions are taken by the command of the joint forces according to the procedures in the mechanism of verification and inspection in Djibouti.

Al-Maliki said that smuggling anywhere in the world cannot be controlled of organized crime groups in terms of smuggling by 100 percent, and even in America, the borders between the United States and Mexico are not controlled. The coalition forces are coordinating with the United Nations, friends and brothers in relation to any weapons that are captured inside Yemen.

He pointed out that there are a lot of Iranian companies on the blacklist for the United Nations, for example the presence of the Alshaheed Baqri Company, one of the evidence provided by the coalition in ballistic missiles. There are also Iranian companies on the black list, and this is not strange to the Iranian regime in support of militias and terrorist organizations.

On fighting terrorist organizations and groups, he said, the coalition is not fighting a regular army, but we are fighting irregular terrorists or groups. The results of the war against terrorist groups are currently seen. We are counting on the honest people of Yemen to liberate all lands, and this is a duty for the people of Yemen, pointing out that the coalition is committed to the unity of the land of Yemen and the support of the Yemeni National Army and the protection of civilians in the Yemeni villages and cities until the restoration of legality.

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