Brigadier General Turki Al-Maliki, spokesman for the Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen, confirmed to Al-Arabiya/Al-Hadath, today, Monday, that the Houthi militia deliberately attacked civilians and airports in Saudi Arabia.
He added that the Houthi militias used civilian objects as a cover for their military operations, pointing to taking legal measures before launching military strikes at Sanaa airport.
He also stressed that international law permits lifting the immunity of civilian sites. He explained that the coalition gave civilians a warning to leave Sanaa airport, despite knowing that they were not there.
Lifting immunity from civilian sites
He continued, “We were keen in the strikes that the operational operations of Sana’a Airport would not be affected,” and said that the air strikes at the airport had hit legitimate military targets, pointing out that strict measures were taken to lift the immunity of civilian objects exploited by Al-Houthi.
In addition, he stressed that the coalition will send messages to civilians before striking the targets exploited by the Houthis, stressing that the coalition has a consistent policy and defensive strategy in Yemen.
He said that Al-Houthi should not misinterpret the policy of restraint, stressing that the Houthis’ futile targeting of civilian objects will be responded firmly.
He also stressed the coalition’s keenness to avoid collateral damage to civilians in coalition strikes.
He said that the coalition has given space for political moves to resolve the crisis in Yemen, noting that Sanaa airport includes workshops for marches and ballistic missiles, and that Houthi takes advantage of the take-off of UN planes to launch ballistic missiles.