Saudi forces intercept 2 more Houthi drones: coalition

Saudi forces have intercepted two explosives-laden Yemeni Houthi (Ansarallah) drones, one of which targeted a southern city that has repeatedly come under attack over the past week, AFP reported Tuesday (June 18th).

One of the drones targeted a civilian area in Abha city and the second was shot down over Yemeni air space after it was launched towards the kingdom, the Arab coalition said in a statement released by the official Saudi Press Agency.

The coalition reported no casualties from the attacks late Monday.

Houthi-run Al-Masirah TV reported earlier that the Iran-backed Houthi militias had launched drone attacks on Abha airport, which they have repeatedly targeted over the past week.

The militias claimed another drone strike on Abha airport early Monday, but it was not immediately confirmed by the coalition.

Last Wednesday, the coalition said a Houthi missile attack on the airport left 26 civilians wounded, drawing promises of "stern action" from the military alliance.

Human Rights Watch denounced Wednesday's strike as an apparent "war crime", urging the Huthis to immediately stop all attacks on civilian infrastructure in Saudi Arabia.

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