Saudi Arabia says it intercepts bomb-laden Yemen rebel drone

The Houthis have stepped up launching bomb-laden drones in Saudi Arabia amid the kingdom’s yearslong war in the country against them.

9 July 2019 | 10:58

Source: Associated Press

  • Source: Associated Press
  • Last update: 9 July 2019 | 10:58

Houthi rebels chanting slogans during a gathering aimed at mobilizing more fighters into battlefronts to fight pro-government forces, in Sana'a, Yemen, January 3, 2017. (AFP Photo)

DUBAI, United Arab Emirate: Saudi Arabia has intercepted a drone launched by Yemen’s Houthi rebels targeting “civilian infrastructure” in the kingdom, according to an announcement. 

The announcement on the state-run Saudi Press Agency early Tuesday did not identify what the drone targeted.

The Houthi’s Al-Masirah satellite television station said the Houthis sought to again target Abha regional airport, which they’ve hit several times in recent weeks, as well as a power station in Abha.

Attacks on Abha’s airport have wounded dozens and killed at least one person.

The Houthis have stepped up launching bomb-laden drones in Saudi Arabia amid the kingdom’s yearslong war in the country against them. The Iranian-backed rebel’s campaign comes amid heightened tensions between Iran and the U.S. over the faltering nuclear deal with world powers.

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