Houthis claim targeting Kingdom, coalition says intercepted drone

2021-04-12 | Since 1 Month

Houthi drone, file photo

Sana'a - Riyadh (Debriefer) - The Iranian-backed Houthi group on Sunday claimed targeting the Saudi southern airport of Jizan and an airbase, while the Arab coalition said its forces intercepted a Houthi drone.
Houthi air force targeted warplane hangars in Jizan airport and King Khalid airbase in Khamis Mushait, spokesman for the group said, using two Qasif-K2 drones.
The hit was accurate, Yahiya Sarie added in a brief statement.
The Saudi-led coalition, however, said its defenses intercepted and destroyed a bomb-laden drone fired by the Houthis towards Khamis Mushait.
The Houthi attempts systematically and deliberately target civilians and civilian objects, the coalition added in a statement.
On Saturday, the Arab coalition intercepted a Houthi explosive-laden drone in Yemeni skies en route to Saudi lands.
Earlier on Saturday, the coalition intercepted a ballistic missile fired by the Iranian-backed group, and a Houthi drone aimed at Khamis Mushait south Saudi Arabia, the coalition said.
The Houthis repeatedly fire ballistic missiles, other projectiles and drones at Saudi lands, with some leaving human and material losses.
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 the Iranian-backed Houthi group.

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