On Friday, the Saudi authorities announced the injury of two civilians, one of them a child, after the scattering of shrapnel of “Houthi” marches, which were car bombs targeting the southwest of the country.
This came in a statement by the Saudi Civil Defense, hours after the announcement of the destruction of 6 car bombs launched by the Houthis towards the city of Khamis Mushait.
The statement stated that “reports were received about the fall and scattering of shrapnel in a number of residential areas in the governorates of Khamis Mushait and Ahad Rafidah, after Houthi planes intercepted a booby-trapped drone.”
He explained that this resulted in “the injury of a ten-year-old child and another civilian, in addition to a number of homes being damaged by flying shrapnel.”
Earlier Friday, the Arab coalition announced, in a statement, the destruction of 6 explosive drones launched by the Houthis towards Khamis Mushait.
Later, the Houthi group announced the targeting of “important sites” at Abha International Airport and the “King Khalid Air Base” with 8 booby-trapped drones.
The Houthis frequently fire ballistic missiles, missiles and drones at Saudi areas, causing some of them human and material losses.
The group says that these attacks are a response to the ongoing coalition airstrikes against it in separate areas of Yemen.
Yemen has been witnessing a continuous war for seven years between pro-government forces and the “Houthi” militants, who have controlled several governorates, including the capital, Sanaa, since 2014.
Since March 2015, an Arab military coalition, led by the Saudi neighbor, has supported forces loyal to the Yemeni government against the Houthis, backed by Iran.
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