Jordan condemns Houthi attack on Jazan

Forces loyal to Yemen's Houthis take part in a mass funeral for fighters killed in battles with Saudi-backed government troops, in Yemen's capital Sanaa on April 8, 2021. Jordan on Thursday condemned a Houthi attack on the Saudi Arabian city of Jazan.
AMMAN — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates on Thursday denounced an attack by Houthi militias targeting the Saudi Arabian port city of Jazan.اضافة اعلان

The Houthis launched 4 drones and 5 ballistic missiles at Jazan on Wednesday and Thursday. The Arab coalition forces managed to intercept and destroy them, according to Saudi reports.

The missiles were fired and drones sent from Yemen's Sa'ada province, a rebel stronghold in the north of the country, toward the Saudi city of Jazan, coalition spokesman Turki Al-Maliki, told AFP news on Thursday. However, some debris reportedly started a fire at Jazan University.

"Debris fell on the campus of Jizan University, causing a small fire which was brought under control and there were no casualties," the spokesman said, according to the official Saudi news agency SPA. 

In a statement carried by the Jordan News Agency, Petra, Dhaifallah Ali Fayez, the ministry's spokesperson, stressed Jordan's stance on the conflict, condemning the attacks and the targeting of a civilian facility to undermine security, stability, and peace.

Fayez voiced Jordan's solidarity with Saudi Arabia in the face of threats to its security and the security of its people, underlining that any threat to Saudi Arabia's security is a threat to the security and stability of the entire region.

Saudi Arabia leads a coalition that intervened in the Yemen conflict in 2015, to support the the internationally recognized government.

It has reported numerous attacks by the rebels on Aramco facilities, airports, and other civilian targets in recent months, according to AFP.