A CIVILIAN airplane burst into flames after Iranian-backed Houthi rebels used bomb-laden drones to assault a Saudi airport, experiences say.
The Saudi-led coalition engaged in Yemen claims the insurgent group attacked Abha airport in southern Saudi Arabia.
Iranian-backed rebels have attacked an airport in southern Saudi[/caption]
Firefighters introduced the blaze beneath management, Saudi state-owned Al-Ekhbariya TV mentioned.
It’s identified if anybody was killed within the assault.
The Iran-backed Houthis claimed accountability for the assault quickly afterward, with navy spokesman Yehia Sareai saying the group used 4 drones – loaded with bombs – to focus on Abha airport.
Sareai mentioned: “This focusing on is available in response to the continued aerial bombardment and the brutal siege on our nation.
He added that the Houthis think about the airport a navy goal somewhat than a civilian journey hub.
A press release from the coalition was launched through state-run Al-Ekhbariya tv saying: “A cowardly prison terrorist assault launched in opposition to Abha Worldwide Airport in Saudi Arabia by the Huthi militia.
“A fireplace that engulfed a passenger airplane as a result of Huthi assault on Abha Airport is beneath management.”
The Saudi-led coalition mentioned it might “maintain the militia accountable in accordance with worldwide humanitarian legislation.”
Yemen’s Houthi motion has prior to now launched drones at Abha Worldwide Airport.
Earlier assaults have left at the least one particular person useless and does injured prior to now.
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