Saudi defences destroy two Houthi drones targeting Abha airport: news agency

Saudi defences destroy two Houthi drones targeting Abha airport: news agency
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19 December, 2021
Two drones launched by Houthi rebels towards an airport in Saudi Arabia on Sunday were destroyed
Abha's airport has been targeted several times in previous years during the war in Yemen [AFP/Getty]

Saudi Arabia's air defences on Sunday destroyed two drones launched by Yemen's Houthis toward the Abha international airport in the southwest of the kingdom, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

State-run SPA cited a statement from the Saudi-led coalition fighting the Iran-aligned Houthi group which controls most of northern Yemen.

The airport has been targeted several times in previous years.

The coalition intervened in Yemen in early 2015 to shore up the government after Houthi fighters seized the capital Sanaa months before.

Yemen's seven-year-old conflict has killed hundreds of thousands and displaced millions.

(Reuters contributed to this report)