20:30 GMT26 October 2020
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Egypt has condemned Yemen’s Houthi rebels for targeting airports in southern Saudi Arabia, saying it stood by its ally, according to the Foreign Ministry.

    "Egypt reiterates its full support of brotherly Saudi Arabia in its fight against violent attacks and attempts to undermine its security and stability, stressing that targeting civilians and civilian infrastructure is a blatant violation of international laws", the ministry said on Facebook.

    Over 20 civilians were injured on Wednesday when a missile struck the arrivals area at the Abha airport. A drone attack on Friday targeted Abha and another airfield in Jazan.

    The Houthis, who have launched numerous attacks on Saudi military facilities in the region, have threatened Riyadh with new strikes if it does not stop its deadly air campaign in Yemen. At the same time, the Saudi-led coalition airstrikes have been responsible for a majority of 17,640 civilian casualties in the country, according to a UN report out last November.


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