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25 juill. 2019 | 08h30 UTC

Saudi Arabia: Houthi drone intercepted July 25 /update 1

Saudi Arabia Alerte de sécurité

Authorities claim to have intercepted Houthi drone targeting Khamis Mushait July 25; similar attacks possible over coming days

TIMEFRAME expected from 25/7/2019, 12h00 until 29/7/2019, 11h59 (Asia/Riyadh). COUNTRY/REGION Khamis Mushait

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Event

On Thursday, July 25, Saudi authorities claimed they intercepted a Houthi drone which targeted civilian areas in the city of Khamis Mushait. Saudi forces denied earlier Houthi reports of attacks against the King Khalid Air Base.

Similar Houthi militant attacks targeting Saudi infrastructure and facilities are possible over the coming days.

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 area 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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