Yemen rebels claim drone attacks on 2 Saudi airports

Yemen rebels claim drone attacks on 2 Saudi airports
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Yemen’s rebels say they have launched drone attacks targeting two Saudi Arabian airports, APA reports citing Reuters.

The Houthis’ Al-Masirah satellite news channel on Saturday says the rebels, known as Houthis, attacked Saudi airports in Abha and Jizan with Qasef-2K drones.

Yahia Sarie, spokesman for the Iran-aligned Houthi forces, said the attacks resulted in the suspension of air traffic in both airports.

Saudi Arabia, Yemen’s neighbour to the north, did not immediately comment on the Houthi claim and a spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthis in Yemen did not answer calls seeking comment.

The Houthis have increasingly used drones to target southern Saudi Arabia, including two recent strikes on the Abha airport, which killed one person and wounded over 30.

The Saudi-led coalition’s airstrikes have been internationally criticized for killing civilians.

Faiq Mahmudov

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