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Saudi-led coalition intercepts bomb-laden drone targeting Abha airport: TV report

Xinhua | Updated: 2021-02-16 20:07
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RIYADH -- The Saudi-led coalition involved in a war in Yemen intercepted on Tuesday a bomb-laden drone launched toward Abha International Airport located near the southern border of the kingdom, Al Arabiya TV reported.

Scraps from the drone destroyed by the coalition scattered around the airport, with no injuries or damage reported.

The Houthi militia has been recently targeting the Saudi airport but most of the attacks were foiled.

Last week, an attack like this caused fire in a civilian plane at the airport.

Turki Al Maliki, spokesperson of the coalition, told Al Arabiya in an interview on Sunday that more than 345 missiles and 515 drones had been intercepted since the beginning of the war in Yemen.

The coalition will complete in March its sixth year of war in Yemen against the Houthi militia in support of the government of Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

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