Yemen rebel attack on Saudi airport kills 1, wounds 7: coalition

RIYADH 24th June: A Yemeni rebel attack on a civilian airport in southern Saudi Arabia killed a Syrian national and wounded seven civilians on Sunday, a Riyadh-led coalition said, the latest in a series of strikes on the site.

“A terrorist attack by the Iranian-backed Huthi militia took place at Abha international airport, through which thousands of civilian passengers … pass daily,” the military coalition said.

“A Syrian national died and seven civilians were wounded,” it added, in a statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency.
The coalition did not provide details on how the airport was attacked, but Iran-aligned Huthi rebels have repeatedly struck the civilian facility this month with drones and missiles.

Earlier on Sunday, the rebels’ Al-Masirah TV said they had targeted Abha and Jizan airports in the south of the kingdom with drones.

Abha airport authorities said on Twitter that air traffic had resumed and was functioning normally, without offering further details.

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