Thursday, 06 May 2021 01:54 GMT

Saudi border airbase attacked by Houthi missile

( MENAFN ) The King Khalid Airbase in Saudi Arabia's southwestern city of Khamis Mushait was targeted by a bomb-laden drone before dawn on Wednesday, with Yemen's Houthi militia claiming responsibility for the attack.

The militia spokesman Yehya Sarea was quoted by Houthi-run al-Masirah TV as saying that "The hit was precise."

“The Saudi air defenses intercepted and destroyed a bomb-laden drone that the Houthi militia fired from Yemen towards the kingdom," Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya TV said in a statement.

The Iran-backed Houthis have escalated their cross-border missile and drone assaults since February when the group launched a major offensive against the Saudi-backed Yemeni government army to capture the oil-rich province of Marib in central Yemen.

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