DUBAI (Reuters) – Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi motion launched drone assaults on the airport of Abha in southwest Saudi Arabia close to the Yemeni border, the Houthis’ al-Masirah TV stated on Twitter on Tuesday.
There was no point out of the assault in Saudi Arabia’s official media and Saudi officers couldn’t instantly be reached for remark.
The Houthis, who management the Yemeni capital Sanaa and most of its populous areas, have stepped up assaults towards targets in Saudi Arabia in latest months. In response, a Saudi-led coalition preventing towards the Houthis has focused army websites belonging to the group, particularly round Sanaa.
The assaults are complicating U.N.-led peace efforts.
The Western-backed Sunni Muslim coalition led by Saudi Arabia and the UAE intervened in Yemen in 2015 to attempt to restore a Yemeni authorities ousted from energy in Sanaa by the Houthis.
The struggle has killed tens of hundreds of individuals and pushed tens of millions to the brink of famine.
Prior to now week, violence has flared within the southern port metropolis of Aden between authorities forces based mostly there and southern separatists who had been preventing alongside them towards the Houthis.
Reporting by Maher Chmaytelli and Lisa Barrington; Modifying by Janet Lawrence and Peter Graff