SANAA (Dispatches) – Yemen's Houthi Ansarullah fighters have carried out retaliatory drone attacks Saudi Arabia's Abha airport with drones, according to Yemeni TV Channel Al-Masirah
The attacks came after Houthi fighters carried out an attack on Abha Airport with a cruise missile.
The Saudi-led coalition confirmed on Wednesday that 26 people were injured as a result of the missile, the state-run Saudi Press Agency reported. On Wednesday, the Saudi-led coalition vowed to respond to the attack.
On Wednesday, Brigadier General Yahya Saree, the spokesman for Yemeni Armed Forces, said US-built surface-to-air missile systems stationed at Abha airport could not intercept the cruise missile, which he said had hit the designated target with great precision.
He noted that the missile hit the observation tower in the airport, which is about 200 kilometers north of the border with Yemen and serves domestic and regional routes, causing significant disruption to air travel.
Saree pointed out that the missile attack on Abha airport was part of retaliatory measures by Yemeni soldiers and their allies in the face of the Saudi-led coalition’s crimes against Yemeni people.
Saudi Arabia also confirmed the Wednesday attack, with coalition spokesman Turki al-Maliki saying in a statement that a Yemeni missile had hit the airport’s arrivals hall, injuring 26 people and causing material damage.
People gather at the site of Saudi airstrikes in the al-Jeraf neighborhood of Sana’a, Yemen, on April 10, 2019.