Yemen's Houthis say they have hit Saudi Arabia's King Khalid air base

There was no immediate comment from the Saudi government


Reuters April 17, 2021
Houthis have stepped up missile and drone strikes against Saudi Arabia in the recent months. PHOTO: FILE

Yemen's Houthi movement has attacked King Khalid air base in the Saudi Arabian city of Khamis Mushait with explosive drones, the Houthis' military spokesman said on Twitter on Saturday.

There was no immediate comment from the Saudi government.

The Houthis have stepped up missile and drone strikes against Saudi Arabia in the recent months.

Saudi forces intercepted several attacks launched by the Houthis toward civilian targets in the kingdom’s Jizan region on April 14-15, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Thursday.

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“The Royal Saudi Air Defense has intercepted and destroyed on Wednesday evening and Thursday morning four bomb-laden UAVs and five ballistic missiles launched by the Houthi militia from the Sa’dah governorate [in Yemen] toward Jizan,” coalition forces’ spokesperson Brigadier General Turki Al-Malki was quoted as saying.

The Houthi militia “attempted to target a number of civilian objects protected under the international humanitarian law”, including Jizan University, he said, adding that the interception resulted in scattered debris on the campus, which caused a restricted fire that was contained without any losses to civilian life.

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