Houthis Launch Missile from a Mosque

Riyadh, 01 Shafar 1438/01 November 2016 (MINA) — The Iran-backed Houthi militias and their allies launched their ballistic missile toward the holy city of Makkah late Thursday from a mosque in the Yemeni city of Saada, according to the Arab Coalition spokesman Brig. Gen. Ahmed Assiri.

“These people know no religion and have no morals. They are using mosques, schools, and hospitals for their criminal acts,” Assiri, who is also an adviser at the Saudi Minister of Defense office, told an Arabic daily.

He reiterated that the coalition will continue to support the internationally recognized Yemeni President Abdrabu Mansour Hadi’s forces both politically and militarily.

The International Organization of Muslim Scholars (IOMS) has called on the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to invite all its members to collectively stand against Houthis and their supporters, Saudi Gazette reported on Mondsy.

The statement of IOMS, which is a Muslim World League wing, came in response to Houthis’ attempt to target Makkah.

Thursday’s failed attack on the Holy City has shocked and angered Muslims worldwide. (T/R07/R01)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)