Yemen’s Houthi group said Tuesday that it targeted Saudi Arabia’s Abha airport in a drone attack.
The Saudi-led Arab coalition denied the claim, saying its forces destroyed the Houthi drone before it could cause any damage.
“The UAV air force managed to target the airfields of the warplanes in Abha International Airport by a Qasef-2K drone that hit its target precisely,” said Yahya Sarei, a Houthi military spokesperson.
He said the attack was in retaliation to coalition airstrikes and the “continued blockade on our country.”
The Saudi Press Agency, however, ran a statement from an official refuting the claim of an attack on Abha airport.
Col. Turki al-Maliki, a spokesperson for the Arab coalition, said forces managed to “intercept and destroy a booby-trapped drone fired by the Houthi militia towards the southern area of the Kingdom.”
He said the coalition is following “operating procedures to protect the civilians and…