Saudi Air Defense destroys drone launched by Houthis on Najran
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The Arab Coalition’s spokesperson said on Thursday that the Saudi Air Defense intercepted a drone carrying explosives that was launched by Houthis in an attempt to target 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....

Colonel Turki al-Maliki said that Houthis deliberately target dignitaries, civilians, and civil facilities systematically, warning the Iran-backed militia not to continue targeting, otherwise, there will be a strong response.

United Nations
...where theory meets practice and practice loses...
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed concern over reports on the attack, UN Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said in a press briefing on Wednesday.

"The Secretary-General is alarmed by reports of a second consecutive drone attack on an airport in Najran, for which the Houthis have grabbed credit. He condemns these attacks, as well as any attack targeting civilians and civilian infrastructure, which violate international humanitarian law," Dujarric said.

Guterres called on all parties to the conflict 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...
to remain calm, avoid further escalation of the tensions, and engage in constructive negotiations with UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths to achieve the implementation of the Stockholm Agreement.

Posted by: Fred 2019-05-24