RIYADH: The Arab coalition said Tuesday that Saudi air defenses have intercepted an explosive-laden drone launched by Yemen’s Houthi militia towards Abha International Airport, Al Ekhbariya reported.
The militia, backed by Iran’s regime, regularly employs drones to target the Kingdom.
In February, another drone attack by the Houthis left a passenger plane ablaze at the same airport.
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No one was reported killed or injured in the attack, which sparked international condemnation of the Iran-backed group.
On Monday, the coalition shot down two drones; one targeting Jazan, and the other targeting Najran. Both provinces border Yemen, where the militia control large parts of the country, following a takeover of the capital, Sanaa, in 2014.
On Sunday, the coalition successfully knocked down three drones targeting the city of Khamis Mushayt, located in the same province as Abha, Asir.
The coalition maintains that the attacks against civilian targets are war crimes, and has vowed to take the necessary action to protect civilians.