Saudi foils Houthi drone attack bid on Abha airport

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Saudi foils Houthi drone attack bid on Abha airport

Riyadh - The drone was intercepted on Saturday.

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Published: Sun 27 May 2018, 10:55 AM

Last updated: Sun 27 May 2018, 5:43 PM

The Saudi Air Defence has intercepted a drone heading towards Abha International Airport, according to the Saudi Press Agency, SPA.
"Specialists inspected the wreckage and concluded that the drone which was launched by the Houthi militias had the features of the  'Ababil pilotless plane'," SPA quoted Colonel Turki Al Malki, the spokesman for the Arab Coalition Forces, as saying. The drone was intercepted on Saturday at 13:45.
Colonel Al Malki indicated that there was minimal damage caused by the drone debris and no casualties were reported.

He said that the Houthi militias attempted to attack the civilian airport which is protected under International Humanitarian Law, adding that the coalition will respond to terrorist acts that threaten the safety and security of the country's citizens and residents and/or endanger its vital economic facilities.

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