Saudi forces destroy drone targeting Abha Airport
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Saudi forces destroy drone targeting Abha airport

Saudi forces destroy drone targeting Abha airport

The scattered debris caused minor injuries to 12 civilians

Abha International Airport Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s air defenses destroyed a bomb-laden drone launched by Houthi militia targeting Abha International Airport on Thursday, the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen has said.

The interception resulted in scattered debris around the airport premises, causing minor injuries to 12 civilians, coalition spokesman Brigadier General Turki Al-Malki said in a statement.

Of these, two were Saudi citizens, while the remaining were expatriates, Saudi Press Agency reported.

Additionally, minor material damage as a result of shattered glass facades were also recorded, he added.

“The Joint Forces Command in the face of these hostile acts and immoral transgressions by the Houthi militia will continue to implement all necessary operational procedures in response to such threats and neutralise the sources of these threats in a manner that protects civilians and civilian objects in accordance to the customary International Humanitarian Law,” the statement added.

In December 2021, Saudi Arabian forces destroyed several armed drones launched towards the southern part of the kingdom.

Read: Saudi forces destroy armed drones launched towards Abha and Jazan airports

In September of last year, two children were injured in the Saudi city of Dammam after the kingdom faced a barrage of Houthi attacks from Yemen.

Read: Two children injured and 14 houses damaged in Saudi’s Dammam in latest Houthi attacks

Last month, the Houthi militias hijacked a UAE-flagged cargo ship off the coast of Al Hudaydah governorate.

Read more: Houthi militias hijack UAE-flagged cargo ship off coast of Al Hudaydah

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