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Saudi airport hit by Houthi projectile attack

Saudi airport hit by Houthi projectile attack

No injuries have been reported at the Abha airport

Saudi Arabia’s Abha airport was hit by a projectile attack launched by the Houthis late on Wednesday, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

The projectile hit the airport at 11.35pm on Wednesday evening, August 28, confirmed Colonel Turki Al-Malki, spokesperson of the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen.

The “enemy projectile fell on Abha International Airport through which thousands of civilian passengers of different nationalities pass daily”, he said.

No injuries have been reported, he added.

The incident is being investigated by the relevant authorities.

The kingdom has seen a spate of Houthi drone and missile attacks in recent months.

In June, an attack on the Abha airport killed one person and wounded several others.

Read: One dead, 21 wounded in Houthi attack on Saudi airport

Earlier this month, Saudi forces also intercepted drones heading towards “civilian airports” in the kingdom.

Read: Saudi forces intercept Houthi drones targeting two airports

Saudi Arabia has been targeted by hundreds of missile and drone attacks since entering the Yemen civil war in 2015 to support ousted President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi against the Houthis.

The coalition intercepted and shot down six missiles fired by the Houthis towards the city of Jizan on Sunday evening as well as another drone targeting Khamis Mushait on Sunday morning. They also shot down a drone targeting the city of Khamis Mushait on Tuesday and drones aimed at Khamis Mushait and Jizan on Saturday.

Al Maliki stressed that the Houthi attempts to target civilians were in clear “violation of international humanitarian law” and added that the coalition will continue to carry out “strict and deterrent measures to neutralise and destroy their capabilities”.


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