Yemen's Houthi militia says launches drone attack on Saudi border airport

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SANAA, Oct. 25 (Xinhua) -- Yemen's Houthi militia said on Sunday that it launched bomb-laden drone attack toward Abha airport in the southwest of Saudi Arabia, the Houthi-run al-Masirah TV reported.

"The attack was in response to Saudi-led coalition airstrikes and blockade on the Yemeni people," the TV quoted a statement from the group's military spokesman Yahya Sarea as saying.

It was the third drone attack in few hours after the militia said they launched two drone attacks on Saudi King Khaled Air Base in Khamis Mushait city, which the Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television said the Saudi-led coalition intercepted the attack.

The Iran-backed Houthi militia has recently increased cross-border drone and missile attacks on Saudi civilian facilities. Most of the drones and missiles had been reportedly foiled by the Saudi-led coalition forces.

Yemen has been mired in civil war since late 2014, when the Iran-backed Houthi militia seized control of several northern provinces and forced the internationally-recognized government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi out of the capital Sanaa.

The Saudi-led Arab coalition intervened in the Yemeni conflict in 2015 to support the government of Hadi. Enditem

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