WORLD Yemen's Houthi rebels claim launch of drone attack on Saudi airport

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Yemen's Houthi rebels claim launch of drone attack on Saudi airport

Xinhua

21:27, June 09, 2019

SANAA, June 9 (Xinhua) -- Yemen's Shiite Houthi rebels said they launched a drone attack on a military airport in Saudi Arabia's border city of Jizan on Sunday.

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File photo of a Shi'ite Houthi millitant. (Photo: VCG)

"The attack targeted a hangar containing Saudi military drones," the rebels said in a statement aired by the group's TV al-Masirah.

There were no immediate comments from the Saudi-led coalition on the alleged attack.

Saudi Arabia has recently intercepted drones mainly targeting its border cities in an escalation with the Iran-allied Houthis.

The kingdom has been leading the war in Yemen against the militias for the past four years in support of the internationally-recognized government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi. 

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