The Arab coalition on Monday (August 5th) announced that Saudi air defences had intercepted drones deployed by the Iran-backed Houthis (Ansarallah) that had been targeting civilian airports in the kingdom, AFP reported.
In a statement carried by Saudi state media, the Arab coalition said the strikes were "simultaneous" but did not specify the targets or number of drones intercepted.
The Houthis’ Al-Masirah television earlier said its drones had targeted civilian airports in the southern cities of Abha and Najran as well as King Khaled airbase in Khamis Mushayt.
The strikes come just days after the Houthis carried out a deadly attack on a security training camp near Yemen’s Aden.
The Houthis said they launched a drone and a ballistic missile at the camp.