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26 Jun 2019 | 12:48 PM UTC

Saudi Arabia: Further Houthi drone attacks reported June 25-26 /update 11

Saudi Arabia News Alert

Houthis claim to carry out drone attacks on Jizan Regional Airport (GIZ) and Abha International Airport (AHB) June 25; Saudis intercept missile targeting Khamis Mushait June 26

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/26/2019, 12:00 AM until 6/29/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Riyadh). COUNTRY/REGION Abha International Airport (AHB), King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Airport (JIZ)

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Event

SHouthi rebels claimed its forces carried out drone attacks on Saudi Arabia's Jizan Regional Airport (GIZ) and Abha International Airport (AHB) on Tuesday, June 25.Additionally, on Wednesday, June 26. Saudi officials did not immediately confirmed the incident. Additionally, on Wednesday, June 26, Saudi authorities claimed they intercepted a missile targeting a residential area in Khamis Mushait. No damages or casualties were reported.

Context

Houthi rebels have claimed several missile attacks targeting Saudi facilities and infrastructure since late May 2019. The group has targeted airports in Abha, Jizan, and Najran. A Houthi-claimed missile attack wounded 26 people at the arrivals hall at Abha International Airport (AHB) on June 12. Material damage was also reported.

Reports estimate that Houthi militants have fired over 200 missiles at Saudi Arabia since 2015, when Saudi Arabia began backing the Yemeni government against Houthi separatists in the Yemeni Civil War. Southern Saudi Arabia is a frequent target of Houthi missile attacks, and Riyadh has also seen several missile attacks in the last several months; however, they rarely result in substantial damages or casualties.

Advice

Individuals in the affected areas are advised to monitor developments and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments. Seek shelter immediately in the event of a missile attack.

 

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