Arab League Condemns Houthi Attempt to Target Makkah
[AAWSAT] The Arab League
...an organization of Arabic-speaking states with 22 member countries and four observers. The League tries to achieve Arab consensus on issues, which usually leaves them doing nothing but a bit of grimacing and mustache cursing...
reiterated Tuesday its condemnation of the Houthi
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the
Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is
God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews ...
ballistic missile attacks on Makkah on Monday.
Arab League Secretary General Ahmad Abul Gheit issued a statement saying these acts pose a serious threat to regional and international security, and not just that of Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
, voicing at the same time the Arab bloc's full support for the Kingdom in the face of terrorist threats that trigger regional chaos.
The front man of the Sec-Gen, Ambassador Mahmoud Afifi, affirmed that Abul Gheit reiterated full support to Saudi Arabia in confronting all threats to its national security and supporting the measures taken by the Saudi authorities to confront this threat.
...back at the barn, Bossy had come up with a new idea, one that didn't involve kerosene...
Joint forces of the Alliance to Support the Legitimacy in Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of. Except for a tiny handfull of Jews everthing there is very Islamic...
revealed that Houthi militias tried to target a vital civilian facility in Najran
a city in southwestern Saudi Arabia near the border with Yemen. It is the capital of Najran Province and a favored target of Houthirocket forces....
with a drone loaded with explosives.
Spokesman Colonel Turki al-Maliki said Iran-backed militias continue to carry out acts of terrorism that pose a real threat to regional and international security by targeting civilian facilities, as well as citizens and residents of all nationalities.
On Monday, Saudi air defense forces intercepted two Houthi ballistic missiles targeting Makkah, and were able to destroy the missiles 60 km from Makkah.
"The Air Defense Systems spotted on Monday morning the objects and were dealt with accordingly," he said in a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).
Chairman of the Human Rights Committee of the Shura Council Hadi al-Yami described the Houthi attempt to target one of the vital facilities in Najran as a new episode in the series of frequent abuses and attacks against civilians in Saudi cities.
Posted by: Fred 2019-05-23