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Yemen rebels claim attack on Saudi airport

Houthis say the attacks targeted bunkers housing Saudi drones in the Jizan airport

Mohamed Sabry Emam Muhammed   | 09.06.2019
Yemen rebels claim attack on Saudi airport

RIYADH

Yemen's Houthi rebels said on Sunday they carried out drone attacks on a military airport in Saudi Arabia.

The attacks targeted bunkers housing Saudi drones in the Jizan airport in southern Saudi Arabia, the pro-Houthi Al-Masirah television said.

The television said a Saudi soldier and four "mercenaries" were killed in the attacks.

The Saudi SPA news agency, meanwhile, said a soldier was killed in Jizan near border with Yemen, but without providing details about the circumstances of his death.

In 2015, Saudi Arabia and several Arab allies have launched a massive air campaign against Houthis in Yemen since the Shia rebel group overran much of the country, including capital Sanaa, a year earlier.

The ongoing violence has devastated Yemen’s basic infrastructure, prompting the UN to describe the situation as “one of the worst humanitarian disasters of modern times”.

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