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Updated on: Sunday, November 21, 2021, 03:48 PM IST

Yemen's Houthi militia claim launching 14 bomb-laden drones attacking airports and Aramco oil facilities in Saudi Arabia

The Iran-backed Houthi militia has recently intensified cross-border missile and drone attacks.
Drone attack on Saudi oil plants  | Photo: AFP

Drone attack on Saudi oil plants | Photo: AFP

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The Houthi militia said they launched 14 bomb-laden drones to attack several airports and Aramco oil facilities in Saudi Arabia in response to what it said "Saudi-led coalition escalation in Yemen".

"We targeted the King Khalid Air Base in Riyadh city with four drones, hitting military targets at the King Abdullah International Airport and Aramco oil refineries in Jeddah city with four drones, striking a military target in Abha International Airport in Abha city with a drone, targeting other military sites in the cities of Jazan, Najran and Abha with five drones," Houthi military spokesman Yehya Sarea said in a statement.

Meanwhile, Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya TV reported that the coalition intercepted an explosive-laden drone launched by the Houthis from Sanaa International Airport in Yemen toward Saudi Arabia, and "it is dealing with other Houthi threats", reports Xinhua news agency.

The Iran-backed Houthi militia has recently intensified cross-border missile and drone attacks.

In February, the rebel group began a major offensive against the Saudi-backed government army to capture the oil-rich province of Marib.

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Published on: Sunday, November 21, 2021, 03:48 PM IST
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