The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen said it had intercepted a bombed drone launched by the Houthis on Thursday towards the kingdom. The Houthi spokesman announced that the plane was able to "direct a precise strike against a Saudi military target at Abha airport," south of the Kingdom. </p><div> <p>The Saudi-led coalition, which is fighting the Houthis, has announced <strong>To whom</strong>, That he intercepted and destroyed a drone bomb launched by the Houthis towards the Kingdom on Thursday, while the Houthi group in Yemen said that the plane "hit a target" at the Saudi Abha airport.
A spokesman for the coalition said in a statement, published by the Saudi Press Agency, that the Houthis allied with Iran in Yemen launched the drone at civilian targets in the Khamis Mushait region in southern Saudi Arabia, near the border with Yemen.
For his part, the Houthi’s military spokesman, Yahya Saree, announced that a drone “managed to strike a precise strike on a Saudi military target at Abha airport,” south of the kingdom.
Abha airport, close to the border, is a target that Houthi drones and missiles have been targeting during the past two years, and many of them have been intercepted, but some of them managed to hit targets and cause deaths and injuries.
Yemen has been witnessing a continuous conflict since the intervention of the Saudi-led coalition in March 2015 to restore the Yemeni government to its position after the Houthi forces ousted it from power in the capital, Sanaa, in late 2014.
The United Nations is trying to mediate to get the Yemeni government, backed by Saudi Arabia and the Houthis, to reach an agreement to end the war and alleviate the humanitarian crisis in the country.
France 24 / Reuters