The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen said that its air defenses intercepted and destroyed a booby-trapped drone launched by the Houthis towards Khamis Mushait, in the Asir region (south of the Kingdom).
The coalition added that it thwarted all what it described as the hostile Houthi attacks against civilians and civilian objects.
For his part, the Houthi spokesman said that the group launched an attack with two drones on military sites at Abha International Airport (southern Saudi Arabia).
The coalition announced – in a statement last Monday – the destruction of a booby-trapped drone launched by the Houthis towards southern Saudi Arabia, while the military spokesman for the Houthi group, Yahya Saree, said – through his Twitter account – that the group carried out an offensive operation on Abha International Airport in the Kingdom.
The Houthis used to announce the launch of ballistic missiles, projectiles and marches on Saudi areas, in return for repeated announcements by the Arab coalition led by the Kingdom in Yemen to thwart these attacks.
Yemen has been witnessing for nearly 7 years a continuous war between the pro-government forces backed by the Arab coalition on one side, and the Houthis on the other, who have controlled several governorates, including the capital, Sanaa, since September.
A Saudi-led military coalition intervened in Yemen in 2015 after the Houthis drove the internationally recognized government from the capital, Sanaa.
The Sultanate of Oman – which shares common borders with Saudi Arabia and Yemen – has intensified its efforts to persuade the two sides to agree to a ceasefire.