Yemen’s Houthi rebels have launched an attack on Abha civilian airport in southern Saudi Arabia that killed one person and wounded seven others, the Saudi-led coalition battling the group in Yemen has said. According to the Houthi-run Almasirah TV, the movement targeted Abha and Jizan airports in southern Saudi Arabia with drone attacks on Sunday.
“A terrorist attack by the Iranian-backed Houthi militia took place at Abha international airport … A Syrian national died and seven civilians were wounded,” the coalition said in a statement issued by the state-run Saudi Press Agency (SPA).
The coalition did not provide details on how the airport was attacked, but Iran-aligned Huthi rebels have repeatedly struck the civilian facility this month with drones and missiles.
Earlier, at least 26 civilians were injured in a missile attack as Yemeni Houthi forces launched a missile strike on an airport in southern part of Saudi Arabia on June 12. Three women and two children were among those hurt when the arrivals hall at Abha airport, according to a statement.
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19 July, 2019