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01 août 2019 | 12h21 UTC

Saudi Arabia: Houthis claim missile attack at military site in Dammam August 1

Saudi Arabia Alerte de sécurité

Houthi militants claim to carry out missile attack at military site in Dammam August 1; Saudi authorities do not immediately confirm attack

TIMEFRAME expected from 1/8/2019, 12h00 until 2/8/2019, 11h59 (Asia/Riyadh). COUNTRY/REGION Dammam

Event

Houthi militants claim to have launched a long-range missile attack at a military site located in Dammam (Eastern Province) on Thursday, August 1. The claim was not immediately confirmed by Saudi authorities.

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 flying via AHB are advised to monitor developments, confirm flight reservations, 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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