One civilian was killed and another 21 were injured after an orchestrated terrorist attack on Abha Airport in Saudi Arabia Sunday.
According to GulfNews.com, officials from the Saudi-led coalition battling Yemen’s Houthi movement said the terrorist group took credit for the drone attack, with the Houthi-run Al-Masirah TV stating the assault targeted Abha and Jizan airports.
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The suspected drone attack hit the parking lot of the Abha Airport, killing a Syrian national and leaving 21 others injured. The airport serves domestic and regional routes, and flights resumed a few hours later.
“A terrorist attack by the Iran-backed Houthi militia targeted Abha Airport, killing a Syrian resident and wounding 21 civilians,” the coalition said in a statement.
Earlier this month, Houthi rebels attacked the arrivals hall of Abha Airport, leaving 26 people injured, including women and children. The facility received “material damage,” but flights resumed a short time later.
“In light of these terrorist and immoral transgressions by the Houthis, the coalition will take strict measures urgently and carefully to deter them,” Turki al-Malki, who is the spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition, said in June. “This includes protecting civilians and civilian assets. The terrorist elements responsible for planning and carrying out this attack will be held accountable.”