One killed, 21 injured in Houthi attack at Saudi's Abha airport


One killed, 21 injured in Houthi attack at Saudis Abha airport

Dubai - A Syrian resident of Saudi was killed in the attack.

By Wam

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Published: Tue 25 Jun 2019, 12:34 AM

A Syrian national was killed and seven other civilians were injured in Houthi militia's terrorist attack on Abha International Airport on Sunday, according to Col. Turki Al Malki, spokesman of the Saudi-led Arab Coalition supporting legitimacy in Yemen.

The wounded -the twenty one injured in the attack including thirteen Saudi nationals, four Indians, two Egyptians and two Bangladeshis - also included three women and two children who had been taken to hospital for treatment, the coalition said.
Colonel Al Malki pointed out that all people with injuries were transferred to the hospital for treatment. Three of them have left the hospital, and 18 are still being treated, among them, 13 have minor injuries, three moderate, and two are critical cases.

There was also some physical damages to one of the restaurants at the airport and also to 18 vehicles, he added.
Colonel Al Malki said that the Houthi terrorist militia have continued its immoral practices by targeting civilians and civilian infrastructure protected under international humanitarian law and its customary rules.
"The Iranian-backed Houthi militia claimed full responsibility for the attack through its media, saying it used unmanned aerial vehicle 'Ababil', which constitutes a clear recognition and full responsibility for targeting civilians and their properties that are subject to special protection under international humanitarian law. Thus, it could amount to a war crime," he said.
The spokesman added that the continuation of such terrorist acts with high-quality capabilities proves the Iranian regime's involvement in supporting the Houthi militia and the continued violation of the relevant UN Security Council resolutions, including Resolution 2216 and Resolution 2231.
Al Malki stressed that in the face of the Houthi militia attack, as well as its immoral violations, the Joint Forces Command of the Coalition will take urgent and timely measures to deter this terrorist militia and ensure the protection of civilians and their properties.
"In addition, terrorist operatives responsible for the planning and execution of this attack will be held accountable, in accordance with international humanitarian law and its customary rules," he concluded.

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