Yemen’s Houthis attack Saudi Arabia’s Najran airport once again

May 23, 2019

Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi group stated these days it needed to perform an additional drone attack on Najran airport in south-western Saudi Arabia next to the Yemeni border.

“Houthis’ Qasef K2 combat drones hit Saudi Arabia’s Najran Regional Airport for the second time in 24 hours,” a military source informed the group’s Lebanon-based Al-Masirah.

The source added that the airstrike was focusing on a hanger at the airport including warplanes.

The group stressed that the raid was “successful,” pointing to that the warplanes it focused appeared to be utilized in “attacking innocent civilians.”

There was clearly absolutely no instant comment from Saudi Arabia or even the Saudi-led coalition.

On Tuesday, Houthi drones hit an arms depot at the kingdom’s Najran airport, leading to a fire. The group stated on Sunday that it might attack 300 vital military targets in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.

While Houthis pledged last November to quit attacks on Saudi Arabia along with the UAE at the request of the United Nations, it has during the conflict frequently specific Saudi towns and also vital installations mainly in boundary areas, however on a number of events the Saudi capital Riyadh as well.

In return, the Arab coalition has carried out multiple air strikes on the Houthi-held Yemeni budget Sanaa which it states affect army amenities and make an effort to neutralize the group’s capability to fire missiles and drones.

Riyadh and Abu Dhabi point the finger at Iran of arming the Houthis. Tehran denies the accusations.

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