Houthi projectile lands in Saudi's Abha airport, no injuries reported

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Saudi - Earlier on Wednesday, the coalition destroyed a Houthi drone fired towards Saudi.


Published: Thu 29 Aug 2019, 6:24 AM

Last updated: Thu 29 Aug 2019, 7:22 PM

The Arab Coalition fighting Houthis in Yemen said a "hostile projectile" fired by the Iran-backed group landed in Abha International Airport late Wednesday but caused no injuries, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) quoted the coalition military spokesman as saying early on Thursday. 
Colonel Al Maliki, the spokesperson for the Arab Coalition, said the incident took place at 11:35pm on Wednesday.

"Colonel Al Maliki explained that the incident is being pursued by the competent authorities and that there are no injuries - thankfully - until the publication of this statement," a statement on SPA read.
"The Houthi terrorist militia continues its unethical practices of targeting civilians and civilian infrastructures against international humanitarian law and its customary rules. Through its media, it has claimed full responsibility for this terrorist act using a cruise missile, which is an explicit recognition and full responsibility of its targeting of civilians," Al Maliki said.
Earlier in the day, the Arab Coalition said it had intercepted and destroyed a Houthi drone fired from Sanaa toward territories within Saudi Arabia.
With inputs from Reuters

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