A drone attack at a Saudi Arabia airport killed one person and wounded seven people
- A drone attack on an airport in Saudi Arabia by Houthi rebels on Sunday killed one person and wounded seven, Reuters reported.
- A Saudi Arabia-backed coalition has been fighting the Houthi rebels, who are backed by Iran, since 2015.
- Recently, missile and drone attacks by the Houthis have escalated.
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One person died and seven people were wounded in a Saudi Arabia airport attack by Houthi militia, Reuters reported.
Yemen's Houthi movement, which is aligned with Iran, attacked the airport on Sunday night in Abha, a city in southern Saudi Arabia. Saudi state television confirmed that a Syrian resident was killed and seven civilians were wounded in Abha. Flights have resumed at the airport.According to the Houthi-run Al-Masirah TV, Houthi rebels used drones to target airports in Abha and Jizan. An attack on the Jizan airport has not been confirmed.
Since 2015, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Sunni Muslim allies have been fighting against the Houthis in Yemen.
Last November, the Houthis said they would halt drone and missile attacks on Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and their Yemeni allies in response to a demand from the United Nations.
However, the past few weeks have seen increased missile and drone attacks in the past weeks, coinciding with tensions between Iran and Arab states that are allied with the US.