RIYADH – As many as 26 civilians had been injured in a missile assault by Yemen’s insurgent Houthi motion on an airport in Saudi Arabia, early Wednesday.
The missile struck Abha airport leaving over two dozen residents injured together with three ladies and two youngsters, a army spokesman was quoted as saying.
The Saudi-led coalition stated in a press release that the wounded had been of various nationalities and had been taken to a close-by hospital including that the strike proved the Houthis have aquired “superior weapons from Iran”; the assault occurred at 02:21 on Wednesday (23:21 GMT on Tuesday).
Coalition army spokesman Col Turki al-Maliki stated the assault on a civilian airport, positioned about 200km (125 miles) north of the border with Yemen, was a severe violation of worldwide humanitarian regulation and that it would represent a struggle crime.
The coalition would “take pressing and well timed measures to discourage this terrorist militia, and to make sure the safety of civilians and civilian objects”, he added.
The recent assault comes a day after Riyadh stated it intercepted two drones fired by the Houthis. The Official Saudi Press Company (SPA) detailed that Saudi air defence forces intercepted the drones that focused Khamis Mushait within the kingdom’s south and brought about no harm or casualties.
The rebels – who management a big a part of Yemen, together with the capital Sanaa – stated that they had focused the King Khalid airbase close to Khamis Mushait.
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