Yemen’s Houthis target Saudi’s Abha Airport with drones for third time

Yemen's Houthis have launched their third attack in three weeks on Abha international airport in southern Saudi Arabia.

Riyadh warned Saudi Arabia royals in reach of Yemen Houthi missiles [Photo:Daily News] 
Nine people were reported injured on Tuesday after Houthi rebels launched a drone attack on a civilian airport in southern Saudi Arabia near the border with Yemen, Saudi officials said.

According to Turki al-Maliki, a spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition that has been fighting Houthis since 2015, all of those injured in the attack were civilians and are currently in hospital in a stable condition. Among the injured were eight Saudis and one Indian passport-holder.

Yemen-based Houthi fighters have recently launched a string of missile and drone attacks on Saudi territory. It is the latest flare-up in an ongoing power struggle between the rebels, who are supported by Iran, and the Saudi-backed Yemeni government.

The Houthis took over Yemen’s capital Sanaa and other areas of the country in 2014.

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