SANAA — Yemen’s Houthi militia on Saturday stated they launched 14 bomb-laden drones to assault a number of airports and oil amenities in Saudi Arabia in response to what it stated “Saudi-led coalition escalation in Yemen.”
“We focused the King Khalid Air Base in Riyadh metropolis with 4 drones, hitting army targets on the King Abdullah Worldwide Airport and Aramco oil refineries in Jeddah metropolis with 4 drones, putting a army goal in Abha Worldwide Airport in Abha metropolis with a drone, focusing on different army websites within the cities of Jazan, Najran and Abha with 5 drones,” Houthi army spokesman Yehya Sarea stated in a press release aired by the militia’s al-Masirah TV.
In the meantime, Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya TV reported that the coalition intercepted an explosive-laden drone launched by the Houthis from Sanaa Worldwide Airport in Yemen towards Saudi Arabia, and “it’s coping with different Houthi threats.”
The Iran-backed Houthi militia has lately intensified cross-border missile and drone assaults. In February, the Yemeni insurgent group started a significant offensive towards the Saudi-backed authorities military to seize the oil-rich province of Marib in central Yemen.