The Arab Coalition says the Iranian-backed Houthi militia launched a drone from Sana’a that landed on civilians in Yemen’s Amran, adding that the Houthis repeatedly lie by claiming to have targeted the Kingdom’s Abha airport.
The Iran-aligned Houthis said earlier they had launched drone attacks on the airport of Abha in southwest Saudi Arabia near the Yemeni border.
Spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition, Colonel Turki al-Maliki, denied that Abha had come under attack.
Cited by the official Saudi Press Agency, he said a drone launched by the Houthis from the Yemeni capital Sanaa “fell” over a residential area in Amran, a province controlled by the group just north of Sanaa.
The Houthis, who control Sanaa and most of Yemen’s other populous areas, have stepped up attacks against targets in Saudi Arabia in recent months.
In response, the Saudi-led coalition has targeted military sites belonging to the group, especially around Sanaa.
The coalition led by Saudi Arabia and the UAE intervened in Yemen in 2015 to try to restore the internationally-recognized Yemeni government, which was ousted from power in Sanaa by the Houthis.