Houti Drones Strike Two Saudi Airports, Traffic Stopped

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  • 12:42 PM, August 5, 2019
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Houti Drones Strike Two Saudi Airports, Traffic Stopped

Houti rebels in Yemen struck at two Saudi airports and a military base bringing air traffic to a standstill, a spokesperson for the rebels said.

The rebels struck with Qasef-2K (Striker-2K) drone targeting Najran Regional Airport in the kingdom's southwest, the King Khalid Air Base and the Abha International Airport in the southwestern province of Asir, the spokesman for Yemeni Armed Forces, Brigadier General Yahya Saree, said in a statement on Monday as reported by Iranian media.

While no claims of damages were made, the spokesman said air traffic came to a standstill at the two airports.

The attacks were in response to the “crimes committed by the Saudi-led coalition,” Saree said referring to the 21 Saudi airstrikes that have hit Yemen over the past 48 hours.

Meanwhile Saudi media has made no mention of the drone attack by the Houtis till the time of writing.