On Tuesday evening, the Houthis announced that they had targeted Abha airport in Saudi Arabia with a drone.
Ansar Allah spokesman Yahya Saree said in a tweet on Twitter, “The Air Force targeted the airfields of warplanes at Abha International Airport with a Qasef 2k plane, and the hit was accurate.”
Yahya Saree added that this targeting comes in response to the air escalation of the coalition and its continued siege on Yemen.
The Air Force managed, by the grace of God, to target the garrison of warplanes at Abha International Airport with a 2k bomber, and the hit was accurate.
This targeting comes in response to the enemy’s air escalation and its continuous siege on our dear country.
– Brigadier General Yahya Saree (@ army21ye) March 2, 2021
Earlier, the official Saudi TV said that the Saudi-led coalition destroyed a drone launched by the Houthis in Yemen towards the southern region of the country.
The spokesman for the coalition forces, Brigadier General Turki Al-Maliki, stated that the joint coalition forces managed Tuesday evening to intercept and destroy a “booby-trapped” drone launched by the Houthis in a systematic and deliberate manner to target civilians and civilian objects in the southern region.
Brigadier General Al-Maliki stated that the Houthi terrorist attempts to attack civilians and civilian objects in a deliberate and systematic manner constitute war crimes.
He stressed that the Joint Forces Command of the Coalition takes and implements the necessary operational measures to protect civilians and civilian objects in accordance with international humanitarian law and its customary rules.