Houthis launch new drone attacks on Abha and Jizan airports

Sana'a (Debriefer)
2019-06-26 | Since 5 Month

Houthi attacks Abha and Jizan airports again

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The Yemeni Houthis group (Ansar Allah) say it launched a large aerial operations with drones, Qasif-2K, on Saudi Jizan and Abha Airports.

 The Houthi Armed Forces Spokesman, Yahya Saree, stated that the drones accurately hit military targets and the air traffic in Saudi Jizan Airport and Abah Airport has stopped.

He added: "The targeting Jizan Airport and Abah Airport comes as a response to continued Saudi-led aggression crimes and siege, recalling all civilians to stay away from the military and vital targets in Saudi Arabia and the UAE, as being legitimate targets for us."

Earlier this month, the Houthis group fired a cruise missile at the Abha Airport wounding 26 people, the Saudi-led coalition said.

Saudi Arabia accuses Iran of ordering Houthis to launch attacks on its territory and on oil tankers near the Strait of Hormuz. Tehran has repeatedly denied any military support for the Houthis, asserting that its support is only political.

Yemen has been devastated by a five-year armed conflict by the government backed by the coalition and the Iran-backed Houthis.

More than 11.000 civilians have been killed and tens of thousands of others injured in the war. Millions have been displaced and tens of thousands have fled outside the country.

The coalition has been responsible for the vast majority of civilian casualties, according to the UN and international human rights organisations.

The conflict has caused what the United Nations calls the world's worst humanitarian crisis.

More than 24 million people, more than 80% of the country's population, are in need some form of humanitarian or protection assistance, including 8.4 million people who don't know where their next meal will come from, according to the UN.

And there are nearly 2 million children suffering from acute malnutrition, the UN said.

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