Yemen’s Houthis Say They Launched Drone Strike On Saudi Airport

The Houthis’ news channel said early Tuesday morning they targeted the airport in Najran, Saudi Arabia, striking an arms depot there with a Qasf-2k drone. Najran is a city in the southwest of Saudi Arabia close to the border of Yemen.

Col Turki al-Maliki, the spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition, said the Houthis “tried to target” a civilian site in Najran and referred to the Houthis as, “terrorist militias of Iran”, warning there would be a “strong deterrent” to such attacks.

These attacks come a week after the Houthis launched a drone strike on a Saudi oil pipeline west of Riyadh. The Saudis responded to the attack on their pipeline, with airstrikes in Sa’ana, killing at least 6 and wounding dozens more.

Dave DeCamp is a freelance journalist based in Brooklyn NY, focusing on US Foreign policy and wars. He is on Twitter at @decampdave.