Saudi defenses intercepted a second booby-trapped drone that attempted to attack Abha International Airport on Tuesday.
According to initial reports from the attempted attack on Abha airport, there were 8 casualties and shrapnel was distributed, according to the Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen.
It also explained that the initial information of the attempted attack on the airport indicated that a civilian plane had been damaged.
The Coalition added that “the second attack on Abha International Airport by Al-Houthi within 24 hours constitutes a war crime.”
It had announced, at dawn on Tuesday, that the Saudi defenses had intercepted a booby-trapped Houthi drone that tried to target Abha International Airport in the Kingdom.
The coalition indicated that the shrapnel was scattered as a result of the interception of the drone in the vicinity of Abha Airport, without injuries or damage.
In compliance with international humanitarian law, the coalition acknowledged that it had taken operational actions to target the origins of the threat.
He also stressed that the efficiency of the air defenses thwarted all the futile attempts of the Houthi militia.
These recurrent and rising Houthi attempts come as the UN strives to establish a ceasefire in Yemen to re-launch discussions to find a peaceful end to the conflict that has raged for years.