Jeddah — The Saudi Air Defense destroyed an explosives-laden drone launched by the Iran-backed Houthi militants at the Abha International Airport; this is the third attempt at the southern Saudi airport within the last two weeks.
The Iran-backed group has continued its violations of international humanitarian law by launching attacks at the Kingdom, said the Arab Coalition statement on Wednesday.
The statement added that the coalition would “firmly” deal with any threats to civilians and civilian objects.
The Iran-backed group has often launched attacks on Saudi Arabia, a vast majority of which are intercepted by the coalition before they can cause any severe damage.
The Iran supplied Houthis are armed with sophisticated weapons, like drones, ballistic missiles, and military training to help them in their insurgency against the internationally recognized Yemeni government and its allies, including Saudi Arabia.
The Arab Coalition reported last month that shrapnel from the drone explosions, when destroyed upon interception at the airport, had injured eight people and damaged a civilian aircraft.
It is worth noting that the United Nations’ new Special Representative has recently voiced his concerns at the Houthi violence and has called for an end to hostilities.