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2022-02-10 16:18:00

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  • Coalition says injured included travellers and staff.
  • Houthis typically goal Abha airport, which lies near Yemeni border in Saudi Arabia’s south.
  • Coalition often carries out air strikes on what it says are Houthi army targets in Yemen.

DUBAI: Four individuals have been flippantly injured at Saudi Arabia’s Abha airport by shrapnel from a drone intercepted by air defences on Thursday, the Saudi-led coalition preventing Yeman’s Iran-aligned Houthis mentioned.

The injured included travellers and staff, the coalition mentioned in feedback carried by state information channel Ekhbariya.

The coalition has been preventing the Houthis since early 2015, after the group ousted Yemen’s internationally recognised authorities from energy within the capital Sanaa.

The Houthis typically goal Abha airport, which lies near the Yemeni border in Saudi Arabia’s south, and different components of the nation with drones and missiles. Most are intercepted however just a few individuals have been killed and several other injured.

The coalition often carries out air strikes on what it says are Houthi army targets in Yemen.

The United Arab Emirates, a coalition member, twice in January mentioned its forces destroyed a Houthi ballistic missile launch space in Yemen, after unprecedented drone and missile assaults on the UAE this 12 months claimed by the Houthis.

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