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One killed, seven injured in Houthi attack on Saudi Abha airport

Updated : Monday, 24 June 2019, 09:24:13 AM
Air traffic at the airport is operating as normal after it was interrupted for
By Editorial Staff
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KUWAITCITY(IAMINKUWAIT) : The Arab Coalition said on Sunday that the Iranian-backed Houthi terrorist militia launched an attack targeting Saudi Arabia’s Abha International Airport.

The coalition spokesman Col. Turki al-Maliki said one resident who is a Syrian national was killed and seven other were injured.

Air traffic at the airport is operating as normal after it was interrupted for around an hour as a precautionary measure.Meanwhile, the United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom of Bahrain, Kuwait and Egypt condemned the Houthi terrorist attack on Abha International Airport on Sunday.

On Saturday, the fighter jets of the Arab Coalition backing the legitimate government in Yemen intercepted and destroyed two drones in the Yemeni air space.

The Coalition said the drones were launched by the Iranian-backed Houthi militia from the Sanaa Governorate.

On June 12, the pro-Iranian Houthi militia targeted Abha airport with a cruise missile which fell on the arrivals hall, injuring 26 civilians.

On Sunday, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States expressed in a joint statement their concern over escalating tensions in the region and the dangers posed by Iran’s destabilizing activities in Yemen and the broader region.

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