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Saudi Arabia airport hit by ‘cruise missile’ fired by Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen injuring 26 – The Sun


A MISSILE attack on Saudi Arabia’s Abha airport has left at least 26 injured, it has been reported.

Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen said they carried out the attack which was carried out using cruise missiles.

 Abha airport in Saudi Arabia was hit by missiles

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Abha airport in Saudi Arabia was hit by missilesCredit: Google

The Houthi-run Masirah TV said the rebels had launched a cruise missile attack on Abha airport, which is about 125 miles north of the border with Yemen and serves domestic and regional routes.

A Houthi military spokesman on Tuesday threatened that the group, which has been battling the Saudi military alliance in Yemen for four years, would target every airport in Saudi Arabia and that the coming days would reveal “big surprises”.

Saudi Arabia and the UAE intervened in 2015 to support the Yemeni government against Houthi rebels, in a war that has left around 10,000 people dead.

The Saudi-led military coalition said, which has been fighting the Iran-aligned Houthis in Yemen, said it would make a “firm” response.

A coalition statement, carried on Saudi-owned Al Arabiya TV, said a projectile hit the arrivals hall at Abha airport, causing material damage.

Three women and two children were among the wounded, who were of Saudi, Yemeni and Indian nationalities, it said.