Houthis say launch drone attacks on Abha airport and coalition command center in Najran

Sana'a (Debriefer)
2019-08-10 | Since 4 Month

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Houthi group (Ansar Allah) in Yemen said it targeted Abha International Airport with drones and fired a ballistic missile at an Arab coalition command center in Najran, southern Saudi Arabia.

Houthi forces spokesman Brigadier General Yahya Saree said in a statement that Qasif- 2k drones launched attacks on a fuel depot and control tower at Abha airport on Saturday morning, disrupting air navigation.

In a separate statement, the military spokesman said that the Houthi group's missile force fired a Badr-1P ballistic missile on Friday at the command and control center of the Saudi-led Arab coalition to support legitimacy and forces loyal to the Yemeni government "legitimate" off Seqam in Najran.

He said: "The missile hit his target with high precision, causing heavy casualties among the Saudi and Yemeni forces, pointing out that this strike came after a precise intelligence operation.

There was no confirmation from the Saudi side or the coalition forces about what the Houthis said.

Yemen has been racked by an armed conflict that broke out after the Iranian-backed Houthis had ousted the internationally-recognized government late in 2014.

Saudi Arabia has been leading a military coalition in Yemen since 26 March 2015, in support of forces loyal to President Hadi to retake areas controlled by Houthi (Ansar Allah) group.

Since mid-May, Houthis have intensified firing ballistic missiles and launching drone attacks on Saudi territory "in reply to coalition airstrikes that target Yemeni civilians and infrastructure."

Last May, Houthis said they had a "bank of 300 vital targets in Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates."



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