Middle East

Saudi defences destroy Houthi drone launched toward Abha airport

This file photo taken on June 13, 2019 shows the welcoming sign at Abha airport in the popular mountain resort of the same name in the southwest of Saudi Arabia. (/ AFP / Fayez Nureldine)

DUBAI: Saudi air defences on Wednesday destroyed an explosives-laden drone launched by Yemen's Houthi group toward Abha airport in the southwest of the kingdom, the Saudi-owned Dubai-based al-Hadath channel reported.

A Saudi-led military coalition intervened in Yemen after the Iranian-aligned Houthis ousted the government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi in 2014. The war has killed tens of thousands of people, mostly civilians, and triggered the world's worst humanitarian crisis.





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