Yemen's Houthi militia says launches drone attack toward Saudi border airport

Source: Xinhua| 2020-10-27 20:45:22|Editor: huaxia

SANAA, Oct. 27 (Xinhua) -- Yemen's Houthi militia said on Tuesday morning that it launched a bomb-laden drone attack toward Abha airport in southwestern Saudi Arabia, Houthi-run al-Masirah TV reported.

The attack aimed at "a military target, in the airport," the television quoted a statement from the group's military spokesman Yahya Sarea as saying.

Meanwhile, the Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television reported that the Saudi-led coalition forces intercepted and destroyed a drone fired by Houthi militia from Yemen toward Saudi Arabia.

It was the latest in a series of attempted cross-border drone and missile attacks on Saudi Arabia. Most of the drones and missiles had been foiled by the Saudi-led coalition.

Yemen has been mired in civil war since late 2014, when the Iran-backed Houthi militia forced the internationally-recognized government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi out of the capital Sanaa.

The Saudi-led Arab coalition intervened in the Yemeni conflict in 2015 to support the government of Hadi. Enditem