The Yemeni “Ansar Allah” group, otherwise known as the Houthis, announced that it had targeted Abha International Airport in Saudi Arabia with drones, while the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen announced that it had intercepted and destroyed two planes towards Khamis Mushait, east of Abha.
The spokesman for the Yemeni forces controlled by the Houthis, Brigadier General Yahya Asir, said that “two Samad 3 aircraft were targeted, Sunday afternoon, by 2K bombers, and the hit was accurate,” according to the Houthi-affiliated Al Masirah channel.
He added, “This targeting is a natural and legitimate response to the escalation of the air aggression and its comprehensive siege on our country.”
He added, “We urge once again that all citizens stay away from airports and sites that are used for military purposes.”
On the other hand, the leadership of the coalition forces led by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Yemen announced that it had “intercepted and destroyed two explosive UAVs launched towards Khamis Mushait by the Houthi militia.”
The coalition added that “the terrorist attempts by drones are systematic and deliberate to target civilians and objects,” according to the official Saudi Al-Ikhbariya channel.