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Publish Date: 10:06 - 07 September 2020
Monday, 07 September 2020_The Yemeni army says it has launched a massive drone attack against Abha International Airport in southern Saudi Arabia.

Yemeni army hits Saudi airport in retaliatory drone attackGeneral Yahya Saree, the spokesman for the Yemeni armed forces, said the army's drones on Sunday struck military positions and sensitive targets at Abha Airport with high precision. 

According to Yemen's Al Masirah TV, the attacks were launched in response to the Saudi-led coalition's increased airstrikes against the Yemeni nation and the continued siege on the country, the army spokesman said.

The attack came one week after a similar drone attack on the same airport, which Riyadh claims was intercepted.

The Saudi-led coalition, which has launched a deadly war against the Yemeni nation since 2015, claimed it managed to intercept and destroy the “explosive-laden drone” on Aug. 30.

Saudi state news agency (SPA) quoted Coalition spokesman Turki al-Malki as saying that “as a result of intercepting the drone, some splinters fell on the airport, causing no injuries or damage.”

Last month, Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement attacked a large oil facility in an industrial complex south of the Saudi Arabian city of Jizan as part of an overnight operation.

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