Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 17 July 2019

Saudi intercepts Houthi drone launched towards residential area

The Iran-backed rebels said earlier on Tuesday that they had attacked military sites and aircraft hangars at two Saudi airports

Debris litters the runway of Abha Regional Airport, Saudi Arabia, after an attack by Yemen's Houthi rebels on June 12, 2019. Saudi Press Agency / AP
Debris litters the runway of Abha Regional Airport, Saudi Arabia, after an attack by Yemen's Houthi rebels on June 12, 2019. Saudi Press Agency / AP

Saudi Arabia’s air defences intercepted a drone launched towards a residential area in Khamis Mushait by Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthis on Tuesday, the spokesman for the Riyadh-led coalition said.

The Houthis’ Al Masirah TV said earlier that the group had attacked military sites and aircraft hangars at two nearby airports in south-western Saudi Arabia.

There were no details about casualties or damage.

Updated: June 26, 2019 09:15 AM

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